Kevin Rudd
01:30 08/12/2017

What would a “grand bargain” look like between China and the US on the future of the Korean Peninsula? I spoke with CNBC Squawk Box earlier: https:


Kevin Rudd: How to defuse the Korean crisis

Kevin Rudd: How to defuse the Korean crisis

Kevin Rudd, Asia Society Policy Institute president and former Australia prime minister, discusses the ways to diplomatically deal with North Korea.

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Karin Peagam
Grand bargain... let the chinese take it over on condition they wipe out the leadership and support the country to become economically self sufficient within a 10 time limit.
Judy Harris
Come back Kev. Can't believe Trump is still in power.
Michael Thomas Carlucci
too late. This kind of stuff should have been done a long time ago.
Peter Dunn
War is not a good thing. Diplomacy the go. Plus China and Russia on the North Korean border trump have to deal with them as well. I don't think this war is going to happen unless fathead loses the plot and fires directly with intent fat head hasn't a chance against the US and he should know it
Barbara Gill
And Donald Trump isn't making threats Christopher Stephens.
David Walker
China are watching how the world reacts. More incursions into the south China sea. Pretend they don't control north korea
Peter King
good observation Kev - sensible discussion ..good perspective // thanks //
Kay Ross
Again you have read this situation so well. I wish they ask you to mediate between North Korea and Trump . Sanction dont work, China helps North Korea to them beat this. The reason is that pro Chinese on their border not pro US. The Chinese consider that Trump is bluffing. Paper Tiger is the label that the Chinese applies to anything or anybody that seems threatening but is ineffectual and unable to withstand challenge. Mao Zedong (1946) stated that all reactionaries are Paper Tigers. In appearance, the reactionaries are terrifying but in reality is not so powerful.North Korea is after security! US wants to winding up of Nuclear Program. So Carrot is provide security to North Korea and the stick to get this North Korea must stop their nuclear program The Chinese needs to have a creative bargaining the Us and North Korea . This is 1. A treaty with US and North Korea, 2. Diplomatic recognition of North Korea Regime , 3. A tri/security by US, China and Russia . 4. This is the most important and diplomatic challenging is removal of US forces from South Korea Peninsula . Mr Rudd I urge you to go and use this knowledge . What you need to do is rein in the Paper Tiger , Provide the security that North Korea craves. Most importantly using your diplomatic skill to show how the intervention that Chinese provides will be for their interest.
Baron Holstein
Easiest way to deal with NK is the same way China was dealt with. Remove the sanctions let the people prosper and the government will slowly change.
Richard Holliday
A well delivered narrative on the risk associated by increasing the rhetoric against North Korea and a possible outcome for the USA and China.
Richard Newcombe
At times of crisis real leaders stand up and deliver diplomacy , well spoken Mr Rudd
Maralynne Nowland
Kevin Rudd always speaks so we can understand.The voice of reason every time.Well said Mr Rudd.
Ralph Walton
You have got to be kidding. This bloke couldn't keep his cool running a chook raffle. He is a loose canon and could not be seriously considered to provide answers to any serious questions.
Warwick Lynch
Anyone that doesn't heel to the military/industrial might of the US get sent to the bad boys tent, where big brothers orders to his trembling lap dogs are forbidden to talk to them, like Cuba, whose biggest export is probably doctors.
Yonas Maekele
The more Un is squeezed with sunctions it will more likely feed into is his megalomaniac personality and continue give the threat rhetoric towards the west. Find a way to emanicipate his people from the utter grip and let them fight him off. This is giving power back to the people.

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How to create a problem in Oz which prides itself on racial harmony? You do stupid self-indulgent shit like this.

Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate - BBC News
Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate - BBC News

The Australian far-right leader's stunt came ahead of her bid to ban the garment in the nation.

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Richard Freestone I'm not in AUS, so non of this effects me. But if you can't understand why she did this, why she made that point - then you are pretty dumb tbf
Ruth Rooney I like the fact that Pauline is not a stuff shirt Kevin. She is not afraid of speaking out. Says it as she sees it. People dislike her because she is down to earth and has guts. She does not give a rat's if people hate her. What you see is what you get ...
Mel Gole What should be applauded is the smack down she had from the rest of her colleagues. Shows we are unified and diversified in not tolerating this.
Nadir Fisher I have the greatest respect for you Mr Rudd, but what Pauline Hanson did was to made you all talk about it, which is the problem with most politicians today: "They don't address Extremist Muslims Issue and vetting" It's happening everywhere with more ...
Edward Badal i like the crocodile tears from BRANDIS, this is not a religious attire this is bringing attention to oneself, what about a lot of muslim female leaders not covering are they lesser muslims? BRANDIS showed no gallantry when he ripped into GILLIAN GRIGGS ...

It's time for calm minds, moderate language and hard-headed diplomacy on North Korea to find a "Grand Bargain" on nukes. I spoke with CNN International.

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Tom Briskey Kyle Bridges
Sam Liu Damon Zethoven
Len Clark Kevin for President ,hehehe
Yaw Kyei Y'all remember Kevin '07? What a time that was!!!
Sarath Weerasinghe What you said about diplomacy would be Greek to DT

Have the Conservatives learnt nothing from the Iraq war? John Howard gave President Bush a blank cheque on Iraq - you never give the Americans a blank cheque before the event. There are multiple scenarios which could arise from the Korean Peninsula - and for Mr Turnbull to say Australia would automatically become militarily involved in the event of a North Korean attack is irresponsible in terms of our core national security interests.

'We have entered into a difficult and dangerous time': Rudd

Kevin Rudd says conflict on the Korean peninsula is becoming more possible.

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Martin Bekkers I commented on another post , that we should not support America if they are the ones provoking or starting a War. One other person noted that America have carried out low level supersonic flights over North Korea with the sonic boom breaking al glass ...
Nasveta Dzananovic Mr Rudd you are the best Prime Minister since I came to Australia, I like your future views.
Janette Miriam Curran In my opinion we should not be doing this,I cannot understand Malcom Turnbull,we do not want another War.!!!
Kathleen Beck Kevin, you of all people should be calling for justice for Justine Damond. Damod was unarmed when a cop shot her (some say because he was a Muslim and it was haram for him to be there with her) #blackcopsdokill
Ronny Bryson Turnbull, IMHO, is sucking up to trump. Willing to commit Australian lives in the hope Trump will take refugees.

#NorthKorea right now requires calm heads and moderate language. My interview with Fareed Zakaria GPS

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MN Donnie LOL! From this "President"?
Sue Hodgetts well said Kevin

What would a “grand bargain” look like between China and the US on the future of the Korean Peninsula? I spoke with CNBC Squawk Box earlier:

Kevin Rudd: How to defuse the Korean crisis
Kevin Rudd: How to defuse the Korean crisis

Kevin Rudd, Asia Society Policy Institute president and former Australia prime minister, discusses the ways to diplomatically deal with North Korea.

200 reactions 63 comments
Karin Peagam Grand bargain... let the chinese take it over on condition they wipe out the leadership and support the country to become economically self sufficient within a 10 time limit.
Judy Harris Come back Kev. Can't believe Trump is still in power.
Michael Thomas Carlucci too late. This kind of stuff should have been done a long time ago.
Peter Dunn War is not a good thing. Diplomacy the go. Plus China and Russia on the North Korean border trump have to deal with them as well. I don't think this war is going to happen unless fathead loses the plot and fires directly with intent fat head hasn't a ...
Barbara Gill And Donald Trump isn't making threats Christopher Stephens.

Important piece today in China’s unofficial newspaper the Global Times on the response to any US attack on North Korea. Spoke with the BBC World Service today:

'China will stay neutral' if North Korea attacks the US, Newshour - BBC World Service

Former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd gives his analysis

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Connie Wilson Asswipe Turnbull will ensure he gets Australia involved he loves bringing this country down its his mission before he is kicked out.
Jordo Powers If both sides are threatening nuclear war, then other countries won't need to be involved
Michael Clarke And this should be Australias response as well.
Arline Brayshaw Australia cannot do anything, we have no weapons to speak of.
Laurie Young do realize there is a madman at the helm of the USA?

There is a growing danger we are slowly sleepwalking into war on the Korean Peninsula. There is a way through all this. It requires a new diplomacy between China and the US around eliminating nuclear weapons in North Korea and a possible Grand Bargain on future of the Korean Peninsula more generally. My reflections in today's Financial Times.

Creative diplomacy is vital to defuse Korean crisis
Creative diplomacy is vital to defuse Korean crisis

It would be wrong to assume China would stand by if peninsula fell into conflict

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Richard Turner Talk to the Chinese Kevin.....they love you.?
Serkan Honeine Yea ! Kevin '27 ! 😎😎
Marsha Gusti We need you back as our PM.
Martin Bekkers Kevin could go to North Korea and bore them to tears.
Ty Tee Oh and TurnBum doesn't have a diplomatic bone in his body, what harm is it for members of the UN to request that Kim jong restrain from threatening innocent lives and saber rattling that would inevitably end in whole scale extermination. Even though ...

I remain proud of my government's actions to protect the Australian economy and hundreds of thousands of jobs during the global recession nearly ten years ago. Australia stood alone as the only advanced economy not to fall into recession. New research from The Australia Institute reveals that most Australians are also proud and have strong positive views on my government's overall response to the GFC.

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Maree Vincent You certainly did a great job it is in the records how you saved us going under
Sofia Sofit Wish you were still our PM. Pretty sure things wouldn't be so bleak.
Kathy Gould I don't care what other people say Kevin Rudd you did the right thing
Allan Chirpy Campbell . Kevin Rudd if you say that you are very proud of your government, they why don't you and your white Invasion Illegal government, sit down with the living family of their grandfather David Unaipon the Aboriginal man that you white Invader's have ...
Dora Jahnes We remember. Life was good. Australian wasn't an embarrassment then. Sad times now.

I see the Murdoch media in Queensland are gearing up for their usual role in the next QLD election as the third member of the Coalition - together with the Liberals and the Nationals. Only the #Courier Fail could run a headline like this when the poll has the Labor Premier on 39% versus Coalition Leader on 27%; the Labor Leader as preferred Premier by 42% versus 30%; the Labor Party at 51% versus Coalition 49%. The Courier Fail's " balance and objectivity" during the two previous state elections, in defence of Campbell Newman and the demonisation of Anna Bligh, was worthy of the Soviet Union's Pravda. Nothing changes with this lot. A pity. The decomposition of a once great Queensland paper.

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David Kingston Never let the truth get in the way of some good old fashioned election engineering... Is it true Kevin, that our federal "government " is about to hand this prick 30 million?
Thomas Smith The Daily SMELLegraph in NSW is worse...I can't say that it was once a great daily. DeVile, AcneMan & other scribes should just post their Liberal Party membership cards to the masthead.
Kelvin Pollock Only buy this paper on a Sunday because wife likes the TV times inside it !!!!! It is full of old news or free plugs for LNP.
Michelle James It's irrelevant whether you prefer labour or liberal. The fact of the matter is, the press are meant to portray a truthful and unbiased account of what is happening in our country and the world so the people can form their own opinions. Clearly the ...
Andrew Brennan One of the worst, do-nothing, obfuscating, vascilating state Labor leaders I've seen, Ruddy. Like you, her inability to control her seething temper will be her ultimate political undoing.

The record of Turnbull's conversation with Trump is deeply damaging to Turnbull's credibility. Discussed the implications with CNN International this morning.

Different style between U.S. and Australia - CNN Video
Different style between U.S. and Australia - CNN Video

CNNi talks for former Australian P.M. Kevin Rudd about the heated phone call between President Trump and current P.M. Richard Turnbull.

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Michael Mendes HA HA, he had a pleasant call with his enemy PUTIN, and a bad one with his ALLY, MALCOLM....well done dickhead...
Cannabis Club Australia Kevin Rudd if you was reelected would you tax and regulate cannabis use in Australia?
Peter H Wendt Basically, we have learned nothing new about this LNP criminal syndicate that calls itself 'government' from the leaked transcript of Turnbulls call with Trump. To achieve transparency in domestic Australian politics - - we depend on overseas leaks; - ...
Gerardine Lee Totally ridiculous.Turnbull came out of it looking like the lame duck he is.
Margaret Guilfoil Agreed. Imagine discussing human beings with such disregard via mens club banter. Embarrassing and pathetic.

#NorthKorea is a real and present danger for the United States and China. My interview with Quest Means Business earlier Asia Society Policy Institute

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Jordo Powers How many times are you going to state this
Val Power Thank you Kevin.
Christopher Marx Hey Krudd.... pack ya' mobile (4selfies) and mooooooooVe to North Korea. Kimmie and you are both crazy L👀PY nutters !!!!!!
Gerard Cotter Kevin Rudd is married to a jew ...we all know he sold out years ago.

More bile from my good friends in Murdoch-land. But then again it is Murdoch, which means it no longer pretends to be journalism. Here's a question for fair and balanced journalism: when did Murdoch last launch a bucket of bile against John Winston Howard?

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Kelsang Genyin A mischevious article. l wouldn't even mention the previous PM, John Howard.
Tyler Hewett After what the published about you, I have never purchased another "news"paper from the Murdoch press.
Tony Schemz She related to the other vile Akerman? Should’ve banned News Corp when you had the chance.
Deborah Mosman Daughter of Piers is the 'reporter'. How depressing!
Brad Swebeck Your mum sounds special so she lives with you? Bit of a cramp on the style?

Thoughts of Mei Mei and Qing Qing Volume 9. " This is like the Turnbull and Abbott " debate" on the bright shiny new Department of Home Affairs".

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Phoebe Meyer Lauren Connolly Monte Bovill
Agha Jan 😻
Joseph Mny Well thought
Wayne Mckay HEY ABBOTT.
John Harding Technicats

My new book "Not for the Faint-hearted" the highs and lows 1957-07 - out 24 October.

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Marty Kindleysides As an Australian expat working overseas.... Now the government wants to tax us? Why????
Alanah Dowling What are your thoughts on the dual nationality issue plaguing the greens at the moment?
Marty Kindleysides Not using any services of Australia nor am I a burden on the tax system! Why the hell do the government want to punish expats?
Maree Duffy-Moon I could provide you with a few funny episodes as a staffer, you could be a cak.
Ned Black Would be great to get some insight into your early days in politics, how you got started etc, pre-07

Hi Folks. Some of you may have seen on Twitter that I've finally written a book about my own time in political life. It's called "Not for the Faint-Hearted." Out 24 October published by Pan Macmillan Australia. Here're five minutes from me on what the book is all about. I'll follow up with a session on Facebook Live at 7 am this Thursday Australian Eastern Time. That's 5pm Wednesday New York time. Looking forward to it.

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Hads Browne This is fantastic! Looking forward to a good read, good work Kevin!
Rosalind Farmer Carew Congratulations Kevin I will read what you say. Some very nasty people treated you very badly.
Shannon Goldenpaw Much respect for you and your political work Kevin. Looking forward to reading about it 'from the inside' so to speak 👍🏽
Marina Ann Makepeace Kevin i; one of multitudes helped by you and the government you led, thank you so. You are in my heart.
Richard Milligan Hi Kevin. I look forward to reading your book. You were one of our best Prime Ministers! ....and still doing a great job.

Therese and I on holiday in New England.

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Barbara L Smith Have a relaxing time! {Pretend you are up on the Sunshine Coast - glorious day today!]
Mike Forwood Hopefully with your own money not the tax payers like all the other slime bucket politicians
Gerardine Lee Oh lovely,so nice to see you two great people in NSW.Wish you were still around in Canberra Kevin.Have a lovely holiday.👌
Babs Pitt If your NE Australia make sure you let know Tamworth local branch. Anthony coming this way next week
Bronwyn Toal How I wish you were still pm. These fools are sending us broke.

Given North Korean developments, Australia would be well advised to begin analysing ballistic missile defence needs, available technologies and possible deployment feasibility for northern Australia. Read more:

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Eric Topp Or Australia could support the elimination of all nuclear weapons
Farid Shifaie All problem starts with USA and they are a big bully in the world
Les Gould Pretty expensive gear... more expensive than pink batts
Matthew Key Dan Fernandez, was it a missile defence test that we saw last night...?
Barry Doman Just sitting on the Shinkansen from a day at Hiroshima and we are talking of maybe a nuclear tipped middle with Darwins name on it...... Mind blown

I'm proud to have been a co-founder of the #G20 Summit. G20 is core to global financial and economic decision-making. My interview on CNBC Squawk Box here:

Kevin Rudd on G-20 agenda expectations
Kevin Rudd on G-20 agenda expectations

Kevin Rudd, Asia Society Policy Institute and former Australia prime minister, discusses the items on the agenda at the G-20 summit including North Korea and trade.

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Tony Clarke
Tony Clarke
Kevin Parratt You're a good man PM Kevin. ;-) (y)
Ken Wood It's good to be able to take what we want from the poor countries.
Alec Ternel A has been.He should stay out of politics for good.

If the G20 does not reaffirm global free trade but instead we see a tariff war, global growth and jobs will suffer badly. My interview on CNN International:

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Tony Clarke
Tony Clarke
HaoFeng Wang You should come back q
Patrick Pearce Sounds like words
Kathleen Beck Speaking of jobs, is anyone aware Mike Kelly only spruiks jobs 4 months a year because ski season. More jobs needed here

The G20 is the only viable global forum to take decisions to protect trade, act on climate and to develop a common position on North Korea. My interview with BBC World Service:

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Timothy McElhenny Jack El-Hage
Brad Jones Ohh kev.
Aziz Hussaini Good Luck Kevin Rudd
Mark Vanrooy Onya Kev

The key challenge on North Korea is whether Trump and Xi can still agree on a joint strategy when they meet at the G20. My interview on 7.30:

Kevin Rudd says US military action against North Korea
Kevin Rudd says US military action against North Korea 'on the table'

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd tells 7.30 he believes US military action against North Korea is 'on the table', and says the problem is that China doesn't believe it.

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Tony Clarke
Jackson Barton Olivia Ryan
Eric Topp Countdown to Armageddon
Abdul Kamali 🌹❤️👍🐎🇦🇺✌️hello Good

The global risk from North Korea's nuclear program is increasing. The challenge is whether President Trump and President Xi can agree new Chinese measures on North Korea at this week's G20. My interview on Bloomberg Politics here:

How North Korea
How North Korea's Rocket Test Changed Geopolitics

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd discusses North Korea's escalating threats against the U.S. with Bloomberg's David Gura on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Tony Clarke
Glen Phillips Nice photo , did you take it ?
Aaron Miller Kevin17
Eric Topp How about the US agrees to a demilitarization of the entire region?
Barbara L Smith Here's hoping!

I'm worried about where US-China relations is now headed on North Korea. And not just North Korea. South China Sea. Tariff war. And globally, on US-Russia, as well as the Gulf. A few observations on some key turning points on global geo-political and economic risk.

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Losh Matthews Kevin Rudd.!!! These Idiots In Government Today Wouldn't Have A Clue.??? That Idiot Who Was The Communications Minister Promised A FASTER & MORE COMPETENT NETWORK SYSTEM & HE IS NOW OUR IDIOT PRIME MINISTER WHO HAS Us OVER $Half Trillion IN DEBT & ITS ...
Mark Vanrooy Yep it's a sad state of affairs
Andrew Kookaburra KRudd for PM
Jesse Vincent KEVIN 07 BABY
Jack F Tomasavic luv an expert opinion

Thoughts of Mei Mei Volume 8: When I read about the state of Australian politics, I feel stressed. When I read about the state of American politics, I feel stressed. There are two responses to stress: a) food. Or b) Sleep. The Mei Mei solution is more efficient - to combine both. MM

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Marty Kindleysides Hufflepuff
Maree Vincent Love mei mei lol
Linda Bryant thanks for giving me a reason to eat lol
Elizabeth Haenle She should start getting tips from Garfield!
Colleen Gobbe Little cutie 🐱🐱

Given US decision on climate, US state and city governments and corporations must now fill the gap. State governments with powers of regulation can do much. City governments in terms of public transport energy sources can do much. But the real kicker here lies with what shareholders and institutional investors now do with major American corporations enforcing sustained change in energy purchasing policies. Here's my interview on BBC News earlier today.

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Crom Salvatera Meanwhile in Australia
Domo J Fuller The mentality of the retarded climate change leftie scum hahahahahaha brain dead morons
Ben Shannon George Edmonds
Jordi Rudd Hughes Matt Sulman
Rachel Pilkington My cousin Emmi Sommer

Those concerned about the possibility of a future US-China war need to read Graham Allison’s new book, “Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?”. I spent an hour this morning in conversation with Graham, former head of the Kennedy School, now head of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for International Relations. Graham has worked for previous US administrations, but he’s a first class scholar as well. His major work in 1971 on the Cuban Missile Crisis, "Essence of Decision", remains a classic of the era. It’s about how to manage great power relations at a time of extraordinary crisis. That’s why this new book that he’s put out is a must-read. It is not just a bit of exotica in the foreign policy debate. This is core stuff. Can these two thousand-pound gorillas actually find a way through when history seems to be stacked against them? So not just for the nerds among you, but for other folks as well, have a listen to this extraordinary guy in my discussion with him this morning here at the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York:

China and the U.S.: Destined for War?
China and the U.S.: Destined for War?

The Hon. Kevin Rudd and Dr. Graham Allison discuss whether or not conflict between China and the U.S. is inevitable, and what can be done to avoid it.

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Tony Clarke
John Boom Perhaps if China forecloses on the USA for the money they owe.
Soe Daiwah Wars come in many different forms and shapes.
Tony Clarke Harvard !!!
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