This book explores how the Quad Plus mechanism is set to reshape the global multilateral economic and security co-operations between Quad partner countries and the rest of the world.

With the Quad partners – Australia, India, Japan and the United States – seeing deteriorating ties with China, the book provides a holistic understanding of the reasons why Quad Plus matters and what it means for the post-COVID Indo-Pacific and Asian order. It goes beyond the existing literature of the global Post-COVID reality and examines how Quad Plus can grow and find synergy with national and multilateral Indo-Pacific initiatives. The chapters analyze the mechanism’s uncharacteristic yet active approach of including countries like South Korea, Israel, Brazil, New Zealand and ASEAN/Vietnam for their successful handling of the pandemic crisis, thereby reshaping the new world’s geopolitical vision.

A unique study focused solely on the intricacies and the broader dialogue of the ‘Quad Plus’ narrative, the book caters to strategic audiences as well as academics researching International Relations, Politics, and Indo-Pacific and Asian Studies.

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Quad Plus: Shaping relationships in the Indo-Pacific?
ByJagannath P. Panda, Ernest Gunasekara-Rockwell

part I|93 pages

Beijing, Quad and the Quad Plus

chapter 1|13 pages

China's views of the Quad and Quad Plus arrangements

ByJeffrey Becker

chapter 2|14 pages

Competition and coalitions

The United States, Quad Plus and the Chinese challenge in the Indo-Pacific
ByAkriti Vasudeva

chapter 3|34 pages

The Quad Plus and India's pointed alignment strategy

ByJagannath P. Panda

chapter 4|16 pages

Nurturing the Quad Plus formula

Institutional perspective of Japan's FOIP
ByKei Koga

chapter 5|14 pages

Australia, New Zealand and the Quad Plus

ByMiguel A. Híjar-Chiapa

part II|99 pages

The “Plus” perspectives

chapter 6|13 pages

Fracturing architecture?

The Quad Plus and ASEAN centrality in the Indo-Pacific
ByEvan A. Laksmana

chapter 7|12 pages

Britain in the Indo-Pacific—and the Quad Plus, or even a “Quint”?

ByJohn Hemmings, James Rogers

chapter 8|14 pages

The Quad Plus and South Korea's quest for foreign policy autonomy

ByKuyoun Chung

chapter 9|14 pages

Israel, India and Quad Plus

Searching for alternatives to Western perspectives
ByGiuseppe Dentice

chapter 10|13 pages

France and the Quad Plus

Keeping flexibility in the Indo-Pacific
ByCéline Pajon

chapter 11|15 pages

Function over form

Canada's bolting-in and capabilities-led approach to Quad Plus engagement
ByStephen Nagy

chapter 12|16 pages

The Indo-Pacific Quad Plus at Atlantic Latin American shores

Moment of covet or reckoning for Brazilian foreign policy?
ByDattesh Parulekar

part III|54 pages

A view from the others

chapter 13|14 pages

Russia's attitude to the Quad Plus

Troublesome present, hazy future
ByAnna Kireeva, Alexey Kupriyanov

chapter 14|10 pages

Quad Plus

A role for Indian Ocean island states?
ByNilanthi Samaranayake

chapter 15|14 pages

The Quad Plus proposition in a Middle Eastern context

ByBrendon J. Cannon

chapter 16|14 pages

The Quad Plus and promoting international connectivity

A focus on the Makran region
ByKenta Aoki