Roadmap to Quad success: Practical recommendations for action and sustainability

By Hayley Channer

In March 2021, the historic Quad Leaders’ Summit produced significant new commitments for action on COVID-19 vaccines, climate change and critical technology. This greatly expanded the Quad’s agenda, which had previously focused on maritime security cooperation. The debate over the Quad’s future in the Indo-Pacific regional order needs to be updated to focus on how a solidified grouping with an expanded remit can commit to practical action and sustainability.

Hayley Channer provided recommendations for the Quad to consolidate and prioritise its workload so it can deliver concrete outcomes for the region.

On 29 September 2021, we held a webinar to discuss the publication. Author Hayley Channer, Dr Huong Le Thu, Dr Kyungjin Song and Dr Jeffrey Wilson discussed the report’s findings and spotlighted regional perspectives on the Quad’s track record since being elevated to Leaders’ level discussions. 

Report Summary

In January 2022, the summary of the report was updated to explain that, after its vaccine pledge, the Quad should prioritise telecommunications technology, infrastructure, and supply chain resilience.

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