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Kevin Rudd

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FULL SHOW: Tom Grennan & Kevin Rudd!

The Night Show with Mitch Churi

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1hr 14mins

20 Sep 2022

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Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd On US-China Relations

The Climate Pod

If we have any chance of staying under 2 degrees Celsius of warming above pre-industrial levels, the United States and China will have to act aggressively to reduce emissions in the next few decades and support the rest of the world as it decarbonizes. And to achieve that, both nations will have to work together effectively, which has become increasingly uncertain in recent years. So how do we change the current trajectory and steer away from escalating conflict? In his new book, The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping's China, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who currently serves as President of the Asia Society, outlines a detailed plan for how the two global superpowers can establish strategic competition with each other without resorting to catastrophic war. He also weighs in on how the United States and China can work more effectively on the climate crisis and what we should learn in the breakdown in talks following Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. Lastly, Mr. Rudd gives his thoughts on the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in the United States and Australia's plan to reduce emissions by 43% by 2030 from 2005 levels.  Buy The Avoidable War here Subscribe to our Substack newsletter "The Climate Weekly": https://theclimateweekly.substack.com/ As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at theclimatepod@gmail.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! Subscribe to our new YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group. Check out our updated website!


24 Aug 2022

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The Backstory with Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil talks to the former Australian prime minister and president of the Asia Society about China under President Xi Jinping, its relationship with the United States and whether Australia could become a republic under the new Labour government.Subscribe to get a new episode every Tuesday. Tortoise members and Tortoise+ subscribers on Apple Podcasts get access to a weekly bonus episode every Friday called Inside the Interview, where Andrew reflects on the conversations he has with his guests.Members also get access to more of our journalism and invites to exclusive events. For a year's half price digital membership for £50 go to tortoisemedia.com/Andrew and enter the code AndrewNeil50. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


27 Jun 2022

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Kevin Rudd: How to Avert a Conflict Between China and the US

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

In this special episode, Andrew Mueller sits down with the former prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, to discuss the volatile relationship between superpowers China and the United States, the possibility of a catastrophic war between them – and how to avert such a conflict – and what he learned during his lengthy meetings with Xi Jinping.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


28 May 2022

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Avoidable War: Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the U.S. & Xi Jinping's China | Kevin Rudd

NCUSCR Interviews

A war between China and the United States would be catastrophic, but, unfortunately, is no longer unthinkable. In "The Avoidable War," Kevin Rudd demystifies the actions of both sides, describing how the countries can coexist without betraying their core interests. According to Mr. Rudd, a former Australian prime minister who has studied, lived in, and worked with China for more than forty years, the relationship between the United States and China is especially volatile. It sits atop cultural misunderstanding, historical grievance, and ideological incompatibility. No other nations are so quick to offend and be offended; the capacity for either country to cross a critical line is growing rapidly. Mr. Rudd discusses how the United States and China can find a way to co-exist without compromising their core interests through “managed strategic competition” in an interview conducted on April 25, 2022.


4 May 2022

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Kevin Rudd on how to avoid war between the US and China

Dollar & Sense: The Brookings Trade Podcast

Former Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, now president of Asia Society, discusses his new book, "The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping's China" (Public Affairs, 2022). Rudd calls Taiwan the “core strategic tension” between China and the United States, discusses how the U.S. and China can manage strategic competition, looks at trade issues in the region, and describes China’s challenge to the current U.S.-led international order. Show notes and transcript: https://brook.gs/3vrRGzc Dollar & Sense is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Send feedback to podcasts@brookings.edu, and follow us on Twitter at @policypodcasts.


4 May 2022

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Francis Fukuyama's liberalism and its discontents. Kevin Rudd's China, the US and an avoidable war.

Between the Lines

Francis Fukuyama defends liberalism and assesses the situation in Ukraine. Former P.M Kevin Rudd offers a way forward in the fraught China–U.S relationship.


9 Apr 2022

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Episode 59: Kevin Rudd

Straight Talk with Hank Paulson

Hank welcomes Kevin Rudd (26th Prime Minister of Australia and President of the Asia Society Policy Institute) to Straight Talk to discuss what motivated him to write his newest book, The Avoidable War, managed strategic competition and building strategic trust, China-Russia relations and the impact of the latter’s invasion of Ukraine, and US-China and the potential for decoupling or establishing a stable relationship.Listen to Kevin Rudd's first appearance on Straight Talk: https://soundcloud.com/user-544863960/episode-33-kevin-ruddKevin Rudd: https://kevinrudd.com The Avoidable War: https://www.kevinrudd.com/books/aw


4 Apr 2022

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Revealing state secrets with Kevin Rudd

The Adam & Symon Show

The former PM steps into the hot-seat, and reveals a whole bunch of state secrets while singing about peanut paste (butter), he also tells us where the Aliens are and gets into the nitty gritty of Murdoch, Newscorp and his bid for a Royal Commission.  We've never plugged a book like this before, but Kevin has a new one out, called 'The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict Between the US and Xi Jinping's China' - find it at any book store or online. Lady Mavs shirts expire on the 22nd of March! That's next Tuesday! If you're keen, head to adamandsymon.com to support your Lady Mavs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


16 Mar 2022

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AWW22 How Fast Things Fall - Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull

Adelaide Writers' Week

Chaired by Jo Dyer Since leaving office, former Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull have definitely and determinedly not gone gentle into the good night, instead becoming trenchant critics of the incumbent Prime Minister and his Government, and the type of politics they practise. Focussing particularly on the pernicious power of Murdoch and the urgency of action on climate change, this unlikely duo remain important and unapologetic voices in our increasingly polarised political debate.

1hr 3mins

5 Mar 2022