Quad: countering Chinese dominance by building new supply chains

India, Japan, Australia, and the US have decided to revive the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue alliance (Quad), with a new focus on building resilient supply chains. The Quad is now focusing on creating a new COVID-19 vaccine value chain, but it aims to expand into renewable technology. Arijit De, Vishal Rana, and Parth Patel write that if the Quad is to be successful, it needs to engage other countries to increase its reach and influence.

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, also known as Quad, is a strategic dialogue and alliance between four democracies: India, Japan, Australia and the US. The Quad was created to counter a rising power, China, who in recent times has been perceived as a threat to other developing and less-developed nations. We look at the Quad from the perspective of global supply chains.

So, what is the Quad? The dialogue was initiated in 2007 by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and since then had taken a back seat after Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’suneasiness in dealing with China. Rudd was educated in Chinese Studies, including Chinese language, and in the past acted as the First Secretary of the Australian Embassy in Beijing.

In 2017, all four member nations decided to revive the Quad primarily to counter China militarily and diplomatically in the South China Sea. Since then, the alliance has been gaining momentum towards becoming strategically important for its four member countries. For instance, in November 2020, after a long time since joining this alliance, Australia participated in the Malabar Exercise, a series of naval drills with the remaining members. In February 2021, the four leaders met in Tokyo for the Quad Summit to discuss how the alliance can be bolstered beyond its military dimensions.

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