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Canceled Quad summit shows how Biden is not focused on Asia

President is third straight U.S. leader unable to reorder Washington's priorities

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U.S. President Joe Biden’s Indo-Pacific strategy focuses on universal challenges such as climate change and has little to do with the Quad’s original core objectives.   © Reuters

Brahma Chellaney is professor emeritus of strategic studies at the Center for Policy Research in New Delhi and a former adviser to India's National Security Council. He is the author of nine books, including "Water: Asia's New Battleground."

U.S. President Joe Biden's last-minute cancellation of his planned appearance at a Quad summit next week in Australia is likely to strengthen the perception that the war of attrition in Ukraine is deflecting Washington's attention from mounting security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

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