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Tommy Silver on 12 Aug 2021
Recapping the discussion on the quadrilateral security dialogue, featuring Dr Maria Rost Rublee, Dr Akira Igata, Ms Hayley Channer and Ms Sonia Arakkal.
Four panelists involved in today’s discussion on the quadrilateral security dialogue:
Three main points I would like to make:
Japan is busy with the Olympics but also going through political changes
Hayley – so much hesitation and skepticism around the Quad. Push factors in relation to China and pull factors re the Quad countries working together collaboratively. The countries are trying to tell the region it is more about the pull factor, but the region believes this is not very transparent. Quad members have been more transparent and honest recently, and they have said it is more about China. Quad needs to embrace and accept the reason for their being is because of China being assertive and they cannot face this challenge alone.
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