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World Review: America, China, and the Avoidable War (Replay)

In lieu of a new World Review, Ivo Daalder talks with Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd about the foreign policy objectives of the United States and China and how these superpowers can prevent competition from sparking a conflict.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden walk together at a Chinese ceremony.
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About This Episode

The evolution of the United States and China relationship has global ramifications. From the war in Ukraine and Asia Pacific security to climate change and economic growth, solutions to a host of global challenges could hinge on the ability of the world’s two superpowers to manage their differences constructively. Kevin Rudd, a former Australian prime minister who has studied, lived in, and worked with China for more than forty years, joins Council President Ivo Daalder to demystify both nations’ geopolitical objectives and consider what it will take to avoid a catastrophic conflict.

Copies of Kevin Rudd’s book, Avoidable War: the Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping's China, are available to purchase through our local book partner, The Book Cellar.

About the Panelists
Kevin Rudd
Former Prime Minister of Australia
Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s prime minister from 2007 to 2010, as foreign minister from 2010 to 2012, and again as prime minister in 2013. Rudd is a leading international authority on China and served as an Australian diplomat in Beijing. Presently, Rudd serves as president and CEO of the Asia Society.
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming President of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 10 books.
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder