Can Trump's 'Strategic Unpredictability' Change North Korea's Behavior?
Kevin Rudd on CNN's GPS
On August 12, 20017, Kevin Rudd spoke to Fareed Zakaria on CNN's "GPS" about whether President Donald Trump can create an effective strategy to halt the North Korean nuclear program. Rudd said a primary road block in stopping the North Korean program is that China views U.S. statements about taking unilateral military action as "just one huge bluff."
Rudd states that Trump is "unique in the sense that he sees a virtue in his own strategic unpredictability." Coupled with the notion that "his is a muscular presidency when it comes to international action," this creates "a fresh set of new uncertainties" in the Korean Peninsula. (2 min., 25 sec.)
Kevin Rudd says the Asia-Pacific region badly needs a security forum that links all relevant players, to help prevent disagreements reaching a crisis point.
Kevin Rudd describes what China would require in a grand bargain over the Korean Peninsula.
Kevin Rudd writes that a second Korean War has now become an increasing possibility.
Kevin Rudd delivers a speech on the North Korea nuclear crisis.
Kevin Rudd talks to Fareed Zakaria about whether Trump's "strategic unpredictability" will be effective against North Korea.