Quad is once again being discussed in the world. After its meeting on Friday, it has become clear that this alliance is taking China’s supremacy in the Indo-Pacific region very seriously.
The word ‘Quad’ has been echoing in the world for the last 24 hours. US President Joe Biden organized the first QUAD Leadership Summit with the Prime Ministers of India, Japan and Australia. At this summit, the Quad has been legitimized as a new and powerful alliance in the past. It was seen as just an idea for the last 17 years. The quad was conceptualized by the Bush administration after the 2004 tsunami. But the Trump administration revived the quad and Biden revived it.
Experts in Washington are making various conclusions of this summit. But everyone agrees that within the first 100 days of this quadrennial talk by Biden, it is clear that the United States is taking the increasing domination of China very seriously. From the Quad, the US is forming a new formal alliance with its democratic allies, which, unlike NATO, can deal with a range of issues including security in the Indo-pacific region.
Disagreements will continue with China on issues such as Tibet, Hong Kong: Antony Blinken
It is not hidden from anyone that America and China are on the path of confrontation. China has made the world aware of its ambitions through its ‘One Belt and One Road’ initiative. At the same time, in the last decade, with the American partners in the European Union, there has been a relentless effort to increase their influence worldwide. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reiterated that the US has areas of agreement and disagreement with China. Where the US will work with China on the areas of the agreement. At the same time, Tibet will retain its consent from China on issues such as Hong Kong and Xinjiang.
The reason for the expansion of the Indo-Pacific security quad
It is clear from this point of view that the US does not want to call China an enemy. India has successfully, for a long time, maintaining a balance in its relations with China. The same applies to Japan (Japan) and Australia (Australia). Quad nations do not want to focus only on China. But no one can deny that the security of the Indo-Pacific is the reason for the expansion of the quad.
America needs China on these issues
Climate change has been named as one of the top priorities for the Biden administration. China is the key to the climate change agreement. Similarly, Iran’s nuclear development program is another area of concern where America needs China. But the world has witnessed the expansionist ambitions of China in the South China Sea and Galvan region in India last year.
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last year that the US would protect its allies and their interests from the South China Sea to the Himalayan region. The first Quad summit would also result in the end of 2022 to help low-income countries. Have to provide one billion corona vaccines. But the future of the quad will remain very fluid and it will always work under the shadow of the Chinese threat.