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Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd

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Kevin Rudd, twice prime minister of Australia, is President of the Asia Society, convener of the High-Level Policy Commission on Getting Asia to Net Zero, and the author of The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping’s China (PublicAffairs, 2022).

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  1. The Climate Fight Is Asia’s Leadership Opportunity
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    The Climate Fight Is Asia’s Leadership Opportunity

    Nov 14, 2022 Kevin Rudd & Ban Ki-moon urge the region's leaders to unite the G20 agenda around the opportunities offered by the green transition.

  2. China’s Lessons from Russia’s War
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    China’s Lessons from Russia’s War

    Jun 17, 2022 Kevin Rudd considers how Russia’s fumbled invasion of Ukraine will affect Xi Jinping’s strategic thinking.

  3. A Tribunal for Putin's War Crimes
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    A Tribunal for Putin's War Crimes

    Mar 22, 2022 Gordon Brown, et al. identify legal avenues for holding the Russian regime accountable for its aggression against Ukraine.

  4. An Interview with Kevin Rudd
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    An Interview with Kevin Rudd

    Mar 1, 2022 Kevin Rudd assesses Xi Jinping’s vulnerabilities, considers how the China-Russia partnership could affect nuclear arms control, and predicts what the war in Ukraine will mean for Taiwan.

  5. Preventing a US-China Nuclear Arms Race
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    Preventing a US-China Nuclear Arms Race

    Dec 4, 2021 Kevin Rudd proposes confidence-building measures to forestall a dangerous Cold War-style escalation.

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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.

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