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How Faith Calls on Us to Fight Climate Change

Kevin Rudd | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Kevin Rudd

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Unless there is at least one institution, such as the church, dedicated to posing the ethical dilemmas present in the public policy debate, there is a grave danger that these debates automatically become subsumed by the pragmatic considerations of politics.

The Top 10 Questions About China Ahead of Xi's U.S. Visit

Kevin Rudd | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Kevin Rudd

However imperfect the current order might be, strengthening that order is better than no order at all. Better also to have a common strategic purpose with the United States than none at all, thus further running the risk of long-term and potentially irreparable strategic drift.

How to Break the 'Mutually Assured Misperception' Between the U.S. and China

Kevin Rudd | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Kevin Rudd

Many in China perceive that the United States has not, and never will, accept the fundamental political legitimacy of the Chinese administration because it is not a liberal democracy. There is also a deeply held, deeply "realist" Chinese conclusion that the U.S. will never willingly concede its status as the pre-eminent regional and global power, and will do everything within its power to retain that position.

America's China Consensus Slowly Unravels

Hugh White | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Hugh White

The big risk is that neither side will be willing to make concessions, because each expects the other to blink first. That leads straight to escalating rivalry and an ever-higher risk of war.

A Call To Man Up: The Next Conversation on Gender Equality

Mark W. Guay | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Nested in the hills of the Hudson Valley, a group of men took the stage to talk about what it means to be a man. The conversation continued throughout the weekend and was the first time men were invited to the annual conference Women and Power.

WATCH: What Is China's Leader Thinking?

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

Can the West work with China's President Xi Jinping to fight climate change and improve global prosperity? Or, is China destined to clash with the Wes...

WATCH LIVE: Hank Paulson On Engaging A Rising China

Asia Society | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

From Asia Society: How did China become a global economic heavyweight so quickly? How is business conducted there? What are the best ways for West...

Leaders Can't Afford to Have an 'Off-Day'

Alex Malley | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Alex Malley

Should a leader falter -- drop their guard to reveal a candid glimpse of themselves which is contrary to their public persona -- there will be a keen observer, willing to share their observations with a ready audience.

The Stunner Down Under

John K. Herr | Posted 11.10.2013 | World
John K. Herr

In this case, it's the Australian elections. Conservative Tony Abbott led his Liberal-National coalition to a smashing victory over Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Saturday, leaving the Labor Party at a 100-year electoral low point.

Pastor Wasn't Prepared For Lawmaker's Gay Marriage Stance

Upworthy | Rossalyn Warren | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

What do you do when you're a politician live on television and a pastor who is against marriage equality asks you why you support marriage rights for ...

WATCH: Australian Prime Minister's AWESOME Defense Of Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Days before the Australian elections, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd publicly and passionately defended same-sex marriage during a question and answer sess...

My Heart Is With Australia

The Amazing Kreskin | Posted 10.23.2013 | Crime
The Amazing Kreskin

With this tragic incident in mind, I can fully understand former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer's advice that tourists should think twice about going to the U.S.

The Key To Gay Marriage In Australia?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Monday it was time to end the "acrimonious" debate on gay marriage, after he vowed to introduce a bill legal...

Rupert Murdoch's Bitter Political Fight

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2013 | Media

* Murdoch wages newspaper campaign to oust PM Rudd's Labor Party * Murdoch using old media to fight for interests in new media space ...

'The End of the Beginning'

Carl Pope | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The decision by the World Bank this week to repudiate future investments in coal-fired power plants except under exceptional circumstances marks the first time that the global community has collectively ruled some forms of high carbon energy development off the table.

'Green News Report' - June 27, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Who Is Kevin Rudd?

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

By Rob Taylor CANBERRA, June 26 (Reuters) - When Kevin Rudd was swept to power as Australian prime minister in 2007, the Mandarin-spe...

Despite Gillard's Victory, Australian Uranium Exports to India Debate Far from Over

Eddie Walsh | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Eddie Walsh

While the tabloid media has savored the opportunity to skewer Kevin Rudd, his failed attempt to lead the government has consequences beyond his own political ambitions. On the foreign policy front, the Gillard Coalition will likely now reorient the country's foreign policy.

Enjoying Sydney's Delights

Kristofer Eisenla | Posted 05.13.2012 | Travel
Kristofer Eisenla

Whether heading to Manly or the Zoo or Watson Bay, which offers a view of where the ocean meets the bay, it's a nice way to get out of the city without getting out of the city.

Kevin Rudd's Vegemite Causes Concern At Airport

Posted 11.18.2011 | Travel

Former Australian Prime Minister (and current Foreign Minister) Kevin Rudd had a run-in with security at the airport in Mexico City en route to New Yo...

'China Is Succeeding Based On Ideas That Americans Despise'

TIME | Michael Shulman | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business

It's hard to argue that the rise of China, taken on the whole, is anything but good for the global economy. New wealth for China's 1.3 billion people ...

Aussie PM Blasts Robin Williams Over 'English Rednecks' Quip (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A lot of people find comedian Robin Williams funny, but Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd doesn't seem to be one of them. Rudd lashed out at Wi...

Julia Gillard: Australia's First Female Prime Minister

Alex Rafalowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Rafalowicz

Thursday in Canberra, Julia Gillard emerged from a meeting of the parliamentary Labor Party ('the caucus') as the new leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP).

Shen Neng 1 Owners 'Sorry' For Great Barrier Reef Crash

AFP | Marc Lavine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SYDNEY (AFP) - The owners of a Chinese ship that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef causing an environmental crisis admitted Friday that the vessel...

While Australia Leads for Whales, U.S. Lags

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States, together with actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, are aski...