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New Atlanticist

Sep 30, 2021

Why the Quad summit was a strategic success

By Ash Jain

While its specific outcomes may have been relatively modest, the summit successfully laid the foundation to advance three strategic US goals: countering China, aligning India, and revitalizing alliances.

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In the News

Sep 25, 2021

Manning in The Straits Times: Quad leaders stress need for free and open Indo-Pacific

By Atlantic Council

On September 25, Robert Manning was quoted in the Straits Times, where he made the case that actions by the Quad and AUKUS were driven largely by “overreach and military and economic coercion” from China. “The Quad remains a coalition of four democratic major maritime powers, an ad hoc multilateralism focused on function and problem […]

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In the News

Sep 24, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the consequences of AUKUS

By Atlantic Council

On September 24, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the consequences of AUKUS, including its implications for Indo-Pacific security and US relations with France.

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SouthAsiaSource

Sep 22, 2021

Experts react: The September 2021 White House QUAD meeting

By Atlantic Council

US President Joe Biden is set to host a first in-person Quad meeting on September 24, 2021, with Australia, India, and Japan present. South Asia Center experts react to the meeting and offer insight into what to expect. 

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Inflection Points

Sep 19, 2021

Xi’s big bet helps explain the Australian submarine deal

By Frederick Kempe

It is only in the context of Xi’s increased repressions at home and expanded ambitions abroad that one can fully understand Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s decision

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In the News

Sep 16, 2021

Kroenig discusses AUKUS agreement on BBC World News

By Atlantic Council

On September 16, BBC World News interviewed Matthew Kroenig about the new AUKUS security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Kroenig argued that the partnership is important for deterring or defending against a Chinese attack in the Indo-Pacific. He also noted that AUKUS signals that democracies can work together to address […]

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Fast Thinking

Sep 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: Can Australian nuclear subs help corner China?

By Atlantic Council

What impact will this deal have on competition with China? What about the allies left high and dry? Our experts emerged from the deep with the answers.

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New Atlanticist

Sep 15, 2021

Experts react: The US, UK, and Australia struck a nuclear submarine deal. What does it mean?

By Atlantic Council

The pact, known as AUKUS, is a clear challenge to China in the Indo-Pacific and a deepening of military ties among close allies of more than a century.

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New Atlanticist

Aug 30, 2021

Why the tragic Afghanistan withdrawal should reassure US allies in Asia

By Peter J. Dean

US allies in Asia should welcome the steadfastness of Biden’s decision, as Asia has been waiting far too long for the United States to reprioritize its global commitments.

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Fast Thinking

Jul 19, 2021

FAST THINKING: A turning point on Chinese hacking

By Atlantic Council

What does NATO’s buy-in mean for the world’s response to Chinese hacking? What tools do these allies have to fight back? Our experts messaged us (securely) with the answers.

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