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Kevin Rudd discusses North Korea and U.S.-Chinese relations during a conference call moderated by Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman.
Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, speaks with Kevin Rudd, former prime minister and foreign minister of Australia, about China's policy toward North Korea and how the United States should approach escalating tensions in Asia.
The Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia made sense, because China was starting to doubt U.S. staying power. Now that Washington has sent Beijing a clear message it will be around for the long haul, however, the time has come for the two countries to deepen and institutionalize their relationship in order to secure Asia’s lasting peace and prosperity.