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Quad must wrestle with post-AUKUS Asian dilemmas

Trilateral security pact reveals Washington's new ambition

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Joe Biden, center, is joined virtually by Scott Morrison, left, and Boris Johnson during his remarks about a national security initiative on Sept. 15: AUKUS should prompt a moment of sober reflection.   © Sipa/AP

James Crabtree is executive director of IISS-Asia in Singapore. He is author of "The Billionaire Raj."

Leaders from the U.S., Japan, India and Australia face an unusual dilemma as they meet for the first in-person summit of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, in Washington this weekend: how rapidly should their Indo-Pacific grouping now move forward with plans to counter China?

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