The Quad members came together in 2017 with an agreement to work towards a “free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region”. Photo: AP
The Quad members came together in 2017 with an agreement to work towards a “free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region”. Photo: AP
Asean

Could a US-led Quad add up to an Asian Nato against China?

  • Washington has mooted the idea of making a formal alliance between the four players and expanding the grouping to other countries in Southeast Asia
  • Asean’s involvement would be crucial to such an idea but observers say there is little incentive for the bloc to support it

The Quad members came together in 2017 with an agreement to work towards a “free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region”. Photo: AP
The Quad members came together in 2017 with an agreement to work towards a “free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region”. Photo: AP
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