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Quad nations must engage in multilayered effort to deter China

Diplomacy and stronger security cooperation vital to stabilizing Indo-Pacific

From left, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga walk together in the White House during their Quad leaders' summit on Sept. 24.   © AP

The leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the U.S. met in Washington on Sept. 24 for their first in-person summit for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. The four "Quad" nations issued a joint statement calling for annual meetings of leaders and foreign ministers. The improving relations among these countries, which share values like freedom, democracy and the rule of law, is particularly significant in deterring an increasingly authoritarian China.

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