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Biden's empty Taiwan rhetoric reveals Quad's core weakness

Group will have to move fast if it is to maintain status quo in the Indo-Pacific

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Anthony Albanese, Joe Biden, Fumio Kishida and Narendra Modi at the Prime Minister's Office of Japan in Tokyo on May 24: The Quad's moment of truth has arrived.   © Reuters

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and author of nine books, including "Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India and Japan."

Nearly five years after it was resurrected from a decadelong dormancy, and then integrated as a strategic coalition of the Indo-Pacific's leading democracies, the Quad is struggling to make a difference in a region whose rising economic and geopolitical heft promises to reshape the international order.

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