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What will a new, softer Quad mean for Australia?
The busy agenda flowing from the mini-Quad meeting in Hiroshima is not going to change the world, as Biden declared. It may be more of a smokescreen, disguising the Quad’s evolution toward a less China-confronting, less defence-oriented mission. Australia needs to catch up with this – and hedge our strategic investments. The Quad deserves continuing support – but it is best to be realistic, writes Milner.
The Strategic Illusion of India
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to visit Australia this week, John McCarthy writes Canberra should put grunt into the bilateral relationship – but in doing so maintain patience and realistic expectations over what can be achieved from closer ties.
The Quad at 19
Despite the cancellation of the Sydney Quad summit, Satu Limaye argues the times and conditions are right for the four-nation partnership to deliver its “public goods” agenda in the Indo-Pacific – but it still has work to do to win the region’s acceptance.
The Quad as a Force-Multiplier in Building a Free, Open and Pluralistic Indo-Pacific Order
Ahead of a meeting of Quad leaders at the G7 in Japan, Tsutomu Kikuchi argues the four-nation partnership could be a catalyst for a “a new and stable order” in the Indo-Pacific.
Assessment of Quad’s Effectiveness: An Indian Perspective
The leaders of the Quad countries gather in Japan this weekend on the sidelines of the G7. Following the sudden cancellation of the Sydney Quad summit, Anshita Shukla and Arun Sahgal assess the group's progress and conclude its practical agenda for cooperation can make a valuable contribution to the region, despite the intrinsic strategic differences of its four members.