“The President of the United States is the greatest source of instability across the Asia Pacific region because no one knows which way he’s going to jump.” – Kevin Rudd, South China Morning Post, 14 December 2017.
“We are looking a the potential for a dangerous diversion of deep Chinese and American economic and security interests, driven by the bilateral economic agenda and driven by radically different positions on North Korea.” – Kevin Rudd, South China Morning Post, 14 December 2017.
“We need to look at what North Korea wants, … First, it wants its regime’s survival. The second has nothing to do with waging nuclear war – it wants leverage over South Korea and Japan.” – Kevin Rudd, The Hankyoreh, 12 December 2017.
“North Korea’s key strategy goal is to break down solidarity with the US’s alliances, … There are concerns that if the US makes a ‘deal’ with North Korea on ICBM capabilities, it could hurt its relationships with allies in northeast Asia.” – Kevin Rudd, The Hankyoreh, 12 December 2017.