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A member of Australia's Stolen Generation wipes tears away as they listen to Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd deliver his speech where he apologized to its indigenous people for past treatment that "inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss," in Canberra, Australia. February 13, 2008. (Mark Baker/Associated Press, Pool). Keywords: Australia, Stolen Generation, Aborigines, Kevin Rudd

Mark Baker/Associated Press, Pool

Analysis & Opinions - The Advertiser

Ten Years After Saying Sorry There Is Still Work to Do

| Feb. 08, 2018

It’s important to remember the National Apology didn’t come out of the blue. We had all seen the “Bringing Them Home Report” detailing the tragic stories of the Stolen Generations. This had led to the “Sorry Day” marches across the country where hundreds of thousands of Australians from all sides of politics said with a single voice it was time to say sorry. And as Leader of the Labor Party going into the 2007 election, I had said I would deliver a formal apology on behalf of the entire nation if I became Prime Minister. And that is what I did. For all of us.

From left, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan, U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump are shown at the Great Hall of the people in Beijing on Thursday, November 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

AP Photo/Andy Wong

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

Trump has Ceded Economic Leadership to China

| Nov. 15, 2017

President Donald Trump’s recent Asia trip casts further doubts about America’s long-term standing and commitment in the region. In particular, his “America first” speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam cast a shadow on America’s willingness to cooperate with Asian allies.

Journalists take pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping, front row center, and his cadres stand for the Communist song during the closing ceremony for the 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2017 (AP Photo/Andy Wong).

AP Photo/Andy Wong

Analysis & Opinions - Project Syndicate

When China Leads

| Oct. 27, 2017

For the last 40 years, China has implemented a national strategy that, despite its many twists and turns, has produced the economic and political juggernaut we see today. It would be reckless to assume, as many still do in the US, Europe, and elsewhere, that China’s transition to global preeminence will somehow simply implode, under the weight of the political and economic contradictions they believe to be inherent to the Chinese model.

Foreign Ministers, from nearly a dozen nations applaud after a group photo at the start of the 7th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting, as part of the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meetings in Manila, Philippines on Aug. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, Pool)

AP Photo/Aaron Favila, Pool

Analysis & Opinions - South China Morning Post

Economic Integration Won't Shield Asia From War, But A Truly Pan-Asian Security Grouping Might

| Sep. 11, 2017

Given North Korea, how can we save Asia’s “long peace”? Right now, the world is legitimately focused on the emerging North Korean nuclear crisis. This has been a crisis long in the making, beginning with the Soviet training of North Korean nuclear scientists and engineers after the second world war, the North’s expulsion of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2002, and the subsequent series of ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests.

A man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea on Aug. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File

Analysis & Opinions - Sydney Morning Herald

Chances of Second Korean War Between 20 and 25 Percent

| Sep. 06, 2017

The reality is that a second Korean War has now become an increasing possibility, but not a probability. Until recently most analysts would have regarded the prospect of a renewed conflict on the Korean Peninsula as a 5 per cent possibility. But because of a range of new factors, that possibility has now increased to between 20 and 25 per cent.