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U.S.-China Competition and Washington’s Case for ‘Quad Plus’

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  • September 28, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's co-authored article with Ms. Akriti Vasudeva, ‘U.S.-China Competition and Washington’s Case for ‘Quad Plus’’ has been published in ‘The National Interest’ on September 28, 2020. 

    The article argues that the protection and maintenance of the existing U.S.-led global order has become Washington’s foremost strategic endeavor as a revisionist China seeks to challenge this status quo, to emerge as an equally dominating world power—perhaps one that could be more powerful. This contest has pushed the United States to actively develop coalitions with countries that have a shared interest in preserving the current liberal international order. The most widely discussed of these groupings is the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad, comprised of the United States, India, Australia, and Japan. But in recent months, Washington has begun exploring a new framework for Indo-Pacific cooperation, dubbed the “Quad Plus.”  

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