Events Globalist Coffeehouse on the Quad and its Role in the Indo-Pacific

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Globalist Coffeehouse on the Quad and its Role in the Indo-Pacific

The Austin World Affairs Council, in association with the San Antonio WAC Young Professionals, will host the Globalist Coffeehouse on Thursday, April 15th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The topic is: 

 
The “Quad” and its role in the Indo-Pacific as a counterbalance to China.

Recently, the Quad has been in the news. Since 2004 the “Quadrilateral Security Dialogue,” composed of Australia, India, Japan, and the US, has been meeting informally and conducting joint regional military exercises.

Now China’s politically motived sanctions of Australian commodities, Japan’s alarm over incursions by the Chinese Navy into disputed waters in the East China Sea, and a deadly clash between India and China in the Himalayas have all caused relations between the Quad countries and China to plummet.

President Biden recently hosted a summit of the Quad to address China’s assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region. What are the next steps in the process? Will the Quad evolve into an organization along the line of NATO as a counterbalance to China? Will the Quad be able to demonstrate that they can address and even solve the economic, transnational, and environmental challenges in the Indo-Pacific region?

Please join us, along with the San Antonio WAC Young Professionals, in what will be a very interesting discussion on the future of everyone’s relationship to China.

Jeffery Tunis will provide an introduction to this topic. He is a retired foreign service officer who had numerous postings throughout Asia and will bring a very insightful focus to the conversation.
Ellen Murry, WAC Advisory Board
Polina Anastassieva, WAC management team

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April 15
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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