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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.

Contact Person

Philipp Dienstbier

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Transatlantic relations

philipp.dienstbier@kas.de +49 30 26996-3372 +49 30 26996-53372
Contact Person

Barbara Völkl

Barbara Voelkl

Desk Officer for East Asia (Australia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand & Pacific)

barbara.voelkl@kas.de +49 (0) 30 26996-3496 +49 (0) 30 26996-53496

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


Leiterin Stabsstelle Strategie und Planung

Kristin.Wesemann@kas.de + 49 30 26996 3803

Marianne Graumann

Teamleiterin Publikationen, Print und Qualitätssicherung

marianne.graumann@kas.de +49 30 26996 3726 +49 30 26996 53726