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Quad needs more muscle to live up to potential: think tank

Share ports and shipyards for refueling, rearming and repairs, USSC says

Royal Australian Navy replenishment vessel HMAS Starwart and submarine tender USS Frank Cable are moored at HMAS Stirling Navy Base in Perth. The Australian base is expected to become a key maintenance hub under the AUKUS pact.   © U.S. Navy

TOKYO -- The Quad is not living up to its potential as a contributor to regional security, analysts at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney wrote in a report released Wednesday.

The grouping of the U.S., Japan, India and Australia has emerged as a bulwark for a free and open Indo-Pacific and a leading provider of public goods such as vaccines. But the Quad needs a collective security agenda, USSC fellows Tom Corben, Ashley Townshend, Blake Herzinger along with contributors Darshana Baruah and Tomohiko Satake wrote in a report titled, "Bolstering the Quad: The case for a collective approach to maritime security."

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