In last week’s landmark summit, the leaders of the Quad countries—Australia, India, Japan, and the United States—convened for the first time and reiterated their commitment to upholding a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific. Recent challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic, India-China border clashes, and Chinese economic coercion toward Australia have triggered a never-before-seen alignment within the Quad on the need for enhanced cooperation to resist Beijing’s aggression. With this new regional reality, the United States and India have an opportunity to significantly boost collaboration on defense, technology, health security, global economic development, and other issues both bilaterally and through multilateral engagement, including with the Quad.
As part of the Center-wide initiative, U.S.-India 2030: A Maximalist Vision of U.S.-India Relations, CNAS hosted a special event on Thursday, March 18 from 1:00PM - 2:00PM ET on the U.S.-India strategic partnership. The discussion featured Ambassador Kenneth Juster, former U.S. Ambassador to India (2017-2021), Ambassador Richard Verma, former U.S. Ambassador to India (2014-2017), Richard Fontaine, CNAS CEO, and Lisa Curtis, Director of the CNAS Indo-Pacific Security Program.
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