March 12, 2021

How Biden's foreign policy approach builds on Trump's

By Lisa Curtis

The previous administration made many missteps when it came to fostering the US' relationships with its allies, but the resurrection of the "Quad"—a loose alliance between Australia, India, Japan and the United States—was not one of them.

The Quad, short for Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, formed in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, but the alliance did not take off until it reconvened in November 2017. That began a series of regular meetings focusing on everything from ensuring quality infrastructure development to enhancing collective maritime security in the Indo-Pacific.

The Biden Administration is right to strengthen the Quad as a way to help meet the challenges associated with a rising China.

The Biden Administration brought the Quad leaders together for the first time Friday in a remarkable demonstration that it will not only build on the momentum the alliance has gained over the last three years, but also make it the centerpiece of the US' Indo-Pacific strategy.

Read the full article from CNN Opinion.

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