Looking Ahead: The Quad’s Strategic Approach to China, Taiwan, and the Indo-Pacific
While many initially questioned the extent to which the United States, Japan, Australia, and India could work together, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue has become active and responsive to challenges in the Indo-Pacific. In March 2021, Quad members issued a joint statement that emphasized the importance of maintaining an Indo-Pacific that is “free, open, inclusive, healthy, anchored by democratic values, and unconstrained by coercion”. The leaders held an in-person summit at the White House in September 2021 to advance cooperation on a wide range of topics, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, collaborating on infrastructure, addressing climate change, and partnering on emerging technologies. Looking ahead, there is still much more the Quad could do and one of the most significant challenges the Quad faces in upholding its commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific is how to respond to a more assertive China. This includes not only countering Chinese coercion against Quad members, but also deterring potential Chinese escalation against key U.S. allies and partners, including Taiwan.
Please join the CSIS China Power Project on Tuesday, November 2, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET for a virtual event analyzing the Quad’s strategic approach to China, Taiwan, and the broader Indo-Pacific region. The event will feature panelists Michael J. Green, senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at CSIS; Susannah Patton, Research Fellow, Foreign Policy and Defence Program, United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney; and Rick Rossow, senior adviser and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at CSIS. The event will be moderated by Bonny Lin, director of the China Power Project and senior fellow for Asian security at CSIS.
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This event is made possible by the generous support of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO)