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Nov 05

The Quad: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

The U.S., India and Japan recently completed a six-day naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal that featured advanced naval war fighting submarines, guided missile cruisers, destroyers and frigates. The exercises followed the first-ever U.S.-Japan-India trilateral ministerial in New York last month. Meanwhile, Australian Defense Minister Kevin Andrews said last month his country was ready to participate in quadrilateral defense dialogue and naval drills with the three other countries.

Is it time to consider reviving a quadrilateral security dialogue – the so-called “Quad” – a concept mooted eight years ago but shelved following Chinese objections? Come hear a panel of experts discuss how the Quad might cooperate in the future on a host of issues to include ensuring freedom of the seas, peaceful resolution of territorial claims, fighting terrorism, and improving cyber security.

More About the Speakers

From the Vivekananda International Foundation
General (Ret.) NC Vij

Amb. Kanwal Sibal
Dean, Centre for International Relations and Diplomacy

General (Ret.) Ravi Sawhney
Dean, Centre for Defense Studies

Dr. Harinder Sekhon
Senior Fellow


Walter Lohman
Director, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

Moderated by
Lisa Curtis
Senior Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.

Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow Read More