Aircraft carriers and warships from India, US, Japan and Australia – the four countries comprising the Quad – participate in the Malabar naval exercise in November 2020. Photo: AP Aircraft carriers and warships from India, US, Japan and Australia – the four countries comprising the Quad – participate in the Malabar naval exercise in November 2020. Photo: AP
Aircraft carriers and warships from India, US, Japan and Australia – the four countries comprising the Quad – participate in the Malabar naval exercise in November 2020. Photo: AP
Kishore Mahbubani
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Kishore Mahbubani

Why the Quad doesn’t spell the future of Asia’s relationship with China

  • Different geopolitical interests and vulnerabilities mean the security alliance between Australia, India, Japan and the US will not alter the course of the region’s history
  • But the big geopolitical game in Asia is not military but economic – and a massive economic ecosystem centred on China is evolving in the region

Aircraft carriers and warships from India, US, Japan and Australia – the four countries comprising the Quad – participate in the Malabar naval exercise in November 2020. Photo: AP Aircraft carriers and warships from India, US, Japan and Australia – the four countries comprising the Quad – participate in the Malabar naval exercise in November 2020. Photo: AP
Aircraft carriers and warships from India, US, Japan and Australia – the four countries comprising the Quad – participate in the Malabar naval exercise in November 2020. Photo: AP
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Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore Mahbubani

Kishore Mahbubani, a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, NUS, is the author of Has China Won?