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Facts and Findings

The Quad has come of age

by Philipp Dienstbier, Barbara Völkl

The Quadrilateral Security Cooperation as the Guardian of the Rules-Based Order in the Indo-Pacific?

China's growing strength is bringing the Quad closer together.
Is the alliance emerging as the dominant security actor in the Indo-Pacific?

The Quadrilateral Security Cooperation consisting of the Indo-Pacific democracies Australia, India, Japan and the United States is experiencing a "revival" driven by the common goal of a free and open Indo-Pacific. The analysis shows what the Quad aims to achieve, what differences exist, and to what extent cooperation with Germany and Europe is foreseeable.


Barbara Völkl

About this series

The series informs in a concentrated form about important positions of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on current topics. The individual issues present key findings and recommendations, offer brief analyses, explain the Foundation's further plans and name KAS contact persons.


Dr. Kristin Wesemann


Head of Strategy and Planning

kristin.wesemann@kas.de +49 30 26996-3803

Sophie Steybe

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