Skip navigation
Skip navigation

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue: Towards an Indo-Pacific Order?

Envall, David

Description

The quadrilateral security dialogue, or “Quad,” was reborn in 2017 to secure a “rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific.” Bringing together the US, Japan, India, and Australia, the Quad was initially intended as a mechanism for responding to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. However, it quickly became entangled in growing strategic competition across Asia and collapsed in 2008. Although the four countries still sometimes differ in their views of the region’s strategic trends, the Quad’s revival...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorEnvall, David
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-09T23:31:25Z
dc.date.available2019-09-09T23:31:25Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/165930
dc.description.abstractThe quadrilateral security dialogue, or “Quad,” was reborn in 2017 to secure a “rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific.” Bringing together the US, Japan, India, and Australia, the Quad was initially intended as a mechanism for responding to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. However, it quickly became entangled in growing strategic competition across Asia and collapsed in 2008. Although the four countries still sometimes differ in their views of the region’s strategic trends, the Quad’s revival points to a greater alignment of interests this time around. Nonetheless, major challenges to the Quad’s viability remain. First, it is unclear whether the four powers will be able to maximise opportunities for cooperation while ensuring that wider geopolitical rivalries do not again overwhelm the grouping. Second, given that it has been revived to support this “Indo-Pacific” order, the Quad is constrained by the vagueness of the Indo-Pacific concept and the absence of Indonesia.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherS. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
dc.source.urihttps://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/idss/the-quadrilateral-security-dialogue-towards-an-indo-pacific-order/#.XXbgN0YzZaQ
dc.subjectQuadrilateral Security Dialogue
dc.subjectQuad
dc.subjectIndo-Pacific
dc.titleThe Quadrilateral Security Dialogue: Towards an Indo-Pacific Order?
dc.typeReport (Research)
dc.date.issued2019-09-09
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationEnvall, H. D. P., Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage11
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
PR190909_The-Quadrilateral-Security-Dialogue.pdfPolicy Report495.95 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator