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On May 24, 2022, at Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) in Tokyo, the four world leaders agreed upon an important initiative which will offer the Quad significant dual-use capability when fully operationalized. There have been repeated suggestions from think tanks across the world for Quad to add demonstrable teeth to address one of its important charters […]

The noise amongst the strategists seems to have quietened after the conclusion of the AUKUS agreement between Australia, United Kingdom and The United States. It was not seen as coming but once the agreement was announced it appeared that it was inevitable and obvious. This agreement could change the strategic picture particularly in the Indo […]

After the chaotic and humiliating withdrawal from Afghanistan, Washington made the stunning AUKUS announcement, which was followed by the Quad in-person summit in Washington. AUKUS proposes to equip Australia with submarines powered by nuclear propulsion. The US has shared this technology with only one country so far: the UK. The day after the summit, the […]

The French poet and novelist Victor Hugo had said, “Nothing else in the world, not all the armies are as powerful as an idea whose time has come.” Has the Quad, short for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, transformed into an idea whose time has come? The recent summit meeting of the four leaders of Australia, […]