The Quad Alliance (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue)
If the ties binding the Quad together are a shared fear of China’s growing power in the region, then there’s no reason to believe it won’t become the Quint some day.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Asia rallying support for the Quad, with mixed results.
Though much is unknown about the Quad’s future, one thing seems sure: it’s not transforming into a full-fledged military alliance anytime soon.
Japan’s massive rare earth mineral discovery could break China’s monopoly and recast bilateral relations between the two countries.
A recently released defense white paper by the Australian government signals Australia’s entry into a widening Asia Pacific arms race.