Quad Plus and Indo-Pacific
The Changing Profile of International Relations
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This book explores how the Quad Plus mechanism is set to reshape the global multilateral economic and security co-operations between Quad partner countries and the rest of the world.
With the Quad partners – Australia, India, Japan and the United States – seeing deteriorating ties with China, the book provides a holistic understanding of the reasons why Quad Plus matters and what it means for the post-COVID Indo-Pacific and Asian order. It goes beyond the existing literature of the global Post-COVID reality and examines how Quad Plus can grow and find synergy with national and multilateral Indo-Pacific initiatives. The chapters analyze the mechanism’s uncharacteristic yet active approach of including countries like South Korea, Israel, Brazil, New Zealand and ASEAN/Vietnam for their successful handling of the pandemic crisis, thereby reshaping the new world’s geopolitical vision.
A unique study focused solely on the intricacies and the broader dialogue of the ‘Quad Plus’ narrative, the book caters to strategic audiences as well as academics researching International Relations, Politics, and Indo-Pacific and Asian Studies.
Table of Contents
Quad Plus- Shaping Relationships in the Indo-Pacific Jagannath Panda and Ernest "Doc" Gunasekara-Rockwell
Beijing, Quad and the ‘Quad Plus’
1. China’s Views of the Quad and Quad Plus Arrangements Jeffrey Becker 2. Competition and Coalitions: The United States, Quad Plus and the Chinese Challenge in the Indo-Pacific Akriti Vasudeva 3. The ‘Quad Plus’ and India’s Pointed Alignment Strategy Jagannath P. Panda 4. Nurturing the ‘Quad Plus’ Formula: Institutional Perspective of Japan’s FOIP Kei Koga 5. Australia, New Zealand and the Quad Plus Miguel A. Hijar-Chiapa
The ‘Plus’ Perspectives
6. Fracturing Architecture? The Quad Plus and ASEAN Centrality in the Indo-Pacific Evan A. Laksmana 7. Britain in the Indo-Pacific – and the Quad Plus, or even a "Quint"? John Hemmings and James Rogers 8. The Quad Plus and South Korea’s Quest for Foreign Policy Autonomy Kuyoun Chung 9. Israel, India and Quad Plus: Searching for Alternatives to Western Perspectives Giuseppe Dentice 10. France and the Quad Plus: Keeping Flexibility in the Indo-Pacific Celine Pajon 11. Function over Form: Canada’s Bolting-in and Capabilities-led Approach to Quad Plus Engagement Stephen Nagy 12. The Indo-Pacific ‘Quad Plus’ at Atlantic Latin American Shores: Moment of Covet or Reckoning for Brazilian Foreign Policy? Dattesh Parulekar
A View from the Others
13. Russia’s Attitude to the Quad Plus: Troublesome Present, Hazy Future Anna Kireeva and Alexey Kupriyanov 14. Quad Plus: A Role for Indian Ocean Island States? Nilanthi Samaranayake 15. The Quad Plus proposition in a Middle Eastern context Brendon J. Cannon 16. The Quad Plus and Promoting International Connectivity: A Focus on the Makran Region Kenta Aoki
Jagannath Panda is a research fellow and center coordinator for East Asia at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi, India. He is the series editor for Routledge Studies on Think Asia. Dr. Panda is an expert on China and Indo-Pacific security with a primary focus on East Asia: China, Japan, and the Korean Peninsula.
Ernest Gunasekara-Rockwell serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs and director of the Consortium of Indo-Pacific Researchers. Prior to standing up the journal, he was the acting director and managing editor of Air University Press and the acting dean of the Air Force Research Institute.