Wednesday, 12th May 2021 at 18:00-19:30 (Japan). Meeting room will open at 17:55.
In January 2021, Canada joined the QUAD exercises in an event called the Sea Dragon 21 exercises. This was followed by the QUAD virtual leaders’ summit in which QUAD members agreement to boost vaccine development and distribution to emerging states and the France-organized multination three-day Le Pérouse naval exercise commenced in the Bay of Bengal on April 5 with QUAD members.
What do these activities tell us about the evolution of the QUAD? Will the QUAD transform away from its current arrangement towards a functional QUAD-plus formulation? How will a QUAD-plus contribute to a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific?
We are pleased to be joined by four expert speakers who will provide their views and insight on the QUAD and QUAD-plus through an interactive dialogue.