May 17, 2023

‘Little Nato’: will Biden’s G7 unity push create an ‘economic iron curtain’?

Source: South China Morning Post

Journalist: Maria Siow

Jacob Stokes, senior fellow at the Centre for a New American Security’s Indo-Pacific Security Programme, said the aim of Biden’s trip was to convey the message that the US was actively leading a coalition of like-minded allies and partners seeking to strengthen the rules-based international order in the region.

“That coalition aims to do so both by deterring coercion and aggression from China, and by offering alternatives for solving key challenges facing the region and the world,” he said.

Biden’s trip was also aimed at “reaping the benefits” of his administration’s work in building a “latticework” of institutions and partnerships across the region, Stokes said, such as through the Quad and deepened relations with Pacific nations.

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  • Jacob Stokes

    Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Jacob Stokes is a Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS, where his work focuses on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign and military policy, East Asian ...