#80: Coronavirus, Covert Influence, And Cold War II — Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd was Australia’s 26th Prime Minister and is the President of the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Show notes

Selected links

  • Follow Kevin: Website | Twitter
  • Mike Pence’s Hudson Institute Speech (October 4, 2018)
  • ‘The Sources of Soviet Conduct’, 1947 article by “X” (George Kennan)
  • Henry Kissinger’s talk at Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum (November 21, 2019)
  • ‘Chinese Communist Party Influence at Australian Universities’, lecture by Clive Hamilton
  • ‘High Tide? Populism in Power, 1990 – 2020’, report by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
  • ‘Going to Extremes: Politics after Financial Crises, 1870 – 2014’, paper by Manuel Funke, Moritz Schularick, and Christoph Trebesch
  • ‘The Complacent Country’, article by Kevin Rudd

Topics discussed

  • Wuhan. 3:56
  • What has the coronavirus revealed about the limits of the CCP’s competence? 4:30
  • Is the CCP underreporting coronavirus figures, as it did for SARS figures in 2003? 6:57
  • Are China and the US in a new cold war? 8:44
  • Would a new cold war have any hidden upsides? 11:56
  • Chinese influence in Australian universities. 13:51
  • How should Australia deal with Chinese influence? 17:58
  • Cross-cultural communication between China and the West. 23:40
  • How does the Left reformulate itself in the face of electoral defeats around the world? 27:51

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