In her paper on “QUAD: A Pragmatic Path towards a Strategic Security Co-operation” Akanksha Tiwari shows how QUAD was first proposed by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007 and soon turned into an alliance among India, Japan, Australia, and the United States of America. However, owing to a lack of clear direction and plan of action, it soon disintegrated, following the withdrawal of Australia from the pact. But with the rising tensions in the South China Sea, the Quad was reunited in 2017 and joined by countries like New Zealand, South Korea, and Vietnam which arguably marks its expansion. In the wake of China’s growing belligerence, disrespect for world laws, and apparent attempt towards global supremacy in 2020, the need for security cooperation through an alliance like Quad and its expansion has been analyzed. Many smaller countries that are subjected to the Chinese bully have developed and re-evaluated their security strategies accordingly therefore, eventually weaving in their priorities with the purpose of Quad.
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