Japan’s maritime self-defence soldiers on board the helicopter destroyer JS Kaga during a joint exercise with US forces off the south of Japan on October 26. Photo: Reuters Japan’s maritime self-defence soldiers on board the helicopter destroyer JS Kaga during a joint exercise with US forces off the south of Japan on October 26. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s maritime self-defence soldiers on board the helicopter destroyer JS Kaga during a joint exercise with US forces off the south of Japan on October 26. Photo: Reuters
Joshua Park
Opinion

Opinion

Joshua Park

Why the US-led Quad alliance won’t realise its ‘Asian Nato’ ambition against China

  • Beyond the informal grouping’s four members of US, Japan, India and Australia, there are few other truly free and democratic countries in Asia
  • Many in the region are also reluctant to jeopardise ties with China, especially given its vaccine diplomacy in time of a global pandemic

Japan’s maritime self-defence soldiers on board the helicopter destroyer JS Kaga during a joint exercise with US forces off the south of Japan on October 26. Photo: Reuters Japan’s maritime self-defence soldiers on board the helicopter destroyer JS Kaga during a joint exercise with US forces off the south of Japan on October 26. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s maritime self-defence soldiers on board the helicopter destroyer JS Kaga during a joint exercise with US forces off the south of Japan on October 26. Photo: Reuters
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