Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (centre) and the foreign ministers of India, Japan, Australia and the United States met in Tokyo in October. Now, the leaders of those nations are meeting virtually, drawing criticism from China about the purpose and significance of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. Photo: AFP
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (centre) and the foreign ministers of India, Japan, Australia and the United States met in Tokyo in October. Now, the leaders of those nations are meeting virtually, drawing criticism from China about the purpose and significance of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. Photo: AFP
Diplomacy

Quad leaders ready for landmark summit but what can they really do about China?

  • The meeting of the heads of state of the US, Japan, India and Australia will discuss maritime interests, climate and vaccines – but ‘no single competitor’
  • Experts are weighing in on how much the Quad can do and whether, in a crisis, they would really step in to help each other

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (centre) and the foreign ministers of India, Japan, Australia and the United States met in Tokyo in October. Now, the leaders of those nations are meeting virtually, drawing criticism from China about the purpose and significance of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. Photo: AFP
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (centre) and the foreign ministers of India, Japan, Australia and the United States met in Tokyo in October. Now, the leaders of those nations are meeting virtually, drawing criticism from China about the purpose and significance of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. Photo: AFP
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