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Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel speaks at Asia Society in New York on November 4, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Daniel Russel: U.S. Won't 'Just Agree to Disagree' in Disputes with China

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State says the Obama administration has put "a floor" under the U.S.-China relationship to avert crisis, but it will continue to press on contentious issues and reject the idea of "Chinese exceptionalism." more
President Xi Jinping of China addresses the UN General Assembly on September 28, 2015 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)
The Great Guessing Game: America, China, and the Future of the Global Order
Kevin Rudd’s essay for Horizons magazine argues that the United States and China should work together on strengthening the global governance system in order to maintain peace as China gains international influence. more
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Asia Needs Its Own EU More Than Ever
In an essay for Europe’s World, Kevin Rudd makes the case that “a common political and security architecture” for Asia — an Asia-Pacific Community — would enable the continent to manage regional tensions and defuse crises. more
(L to R) John Mearsheimer, Peter Brookes, John Donvan, Kevin Rudd, and Robert Daly onstage before their Intelligence Squared debate on October 14, 2015. (Asia Society/Debra Eisenman)

Debate: Are the U.S. and China Long-Term Enemies?

In a spirited Intelligence Squared debate, ASPI President Kevin Rudd and Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly faced off with University of Chicago Professor John Mearsheimer and Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Peter Brookes. more
(L to R) Jon Huntsman, Kevin Rudd, and Ian Bremmer in discussion at the Concordia Summit 2015 on October 2. (Adrian Andrews/Asia Society)

Video: Grading the Obama-Xi Summit

ASPI President Kevin Rudd joined former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer at the 2015 Concordia Summit to consider how the U.S. and China might build on the meeting. more
ASPI President Kevin Rudd, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft during the high-level debate on international peace and security on October 1, 2015. (Evan Schneider/UN Photo)

Kevin Rudd at UN: Preventive Diplomacy Is Key to International Peace

In a major address during the UN General Assembly’s debate on maintaining international peace, the ASPI President argued that “the concept and the praxis of prevention” must be central to the UN’s efforts to uphold security. more
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Kevin Rudd: A Major Address at UN General Assembly 2015
Transcript and video of the Asia Society Policy Institute President’s speech during the UN General Assembly’s high-level debate on maintaining international peace. more

Australia's Role in Asia (Complete)

Member of Parliament Tanya Plibersek, Australia's Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, also discussed China's rise and U.S.-China relations. more