Quad: It shouldn’t be about China, but legit interests

The consultations among the officials of Australia, India, US and Japan on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Manila on November 12 under the chairmanship of Japan have led to revival of the earlier idea of the so-called ‘Quad’. Each country issued a separate statement which seemed to suggest that officials discussed several themes including the rule-based order in the Indo-Pacific, connectivity, maritime security, North Korea, terrorism, etc. The absence of a joint declaration shows that common positions have yet to be firmed up.

Published in The Economic Times on 29 November 2017. Click here to read...

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