FRI, FEBRUARY 4, 2022 • S1 E110 • 1 HR 16 MIN 17 SEC
QUAD MUST BECOME LESS ABOUT TALK AND ACTION AS PER INDO PACIFIC EDITOR QUADRILATERAL STRATEGIC DIALOGUE MUST BECOME LESS ABOUT DIALOGUE AND MORE ABOUT ACTION SAYS INDO-PACIFIC EXPERT DR. ERNEST GUNASEKARA -ROCKWELL
Featuring Dr. Ernest Gunasekara-Rockwell as he discusses the Quadrilateral Strategic Dialogue, comprised of the US, India, Japan and Australia. Dr. Gunasekara-Rockwell (pictured), is the Editor in Chief of the Indo Pacific Journal and Director, Consortium of Indo-Pacific Researchers. Dr. Gunasekara-Rockwell says it's imperative that the alliance begin to take greater concrete steps to assert its leadership position in the Indo-Pacific and to utilize the vast assets and potential political good will at its disposal, Thepipeline.callcast.co EPISODE 110.
QUAD originally emerged as a multi-national Tsunami relief effort in 2004, and with the success of the response, evolved into a security-economic alliance took with its current name and member-partners in 2007. The original QUAD was shelved in 2008. But "Quad 2.0" as Doctor Gunasekara-Rockwell calls it, sprang back as a newer, more energized version of itself at the instance of the Trump administration and the Japanese government in 2019.
QUAD's "mission-purpose" involves promoting peace, stability and economic growth in the Indo-Pacific region. In addition to its joint Navy-military drills, it promotes alternate debt financing programs for ASEAN member nations in lieu of the predatory lending that China has engaged in. And in an era of Chinese aggression, and a nuclear-emergent North Korea, the need for a strategic military alliance in the region has never been so great.
Related links to The Indo- Pacific Journal, the Consortium, Indo- Pacific Researchers and Dr. Gunesakara-Rockwell:
Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/JIPA/
Indo-Pacific Affairs podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indo-pacific-affairs-podcast/id1567106058
Consortium of Indo-Pacific Researchers: https://indo-pacificresearchers.org/
Vanguard: Indo-Pacific podcast: https://anchor.fm/vanguard-indo-pacific
FRI, FEBRUARY 4, 2022
1 HR 16 MIN 17 SEC