The 34th Colloquium
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Institute of Indian Studies HK+ Team hosted the 34th colloquium on the topic of "India, at a crossroad! Understanding QUAD from India’s perspective" on Monday, July 12th.
The speaker first presented the historical background of the four-nation partnership initiative, the US Indo-Pacific strategy, and India's perspective on the QUAD. The end of the Cold War has led to the rise of neoliberalism and the rise of multilateralism. The United States, which has enjoyed hegemony since the end of the Cold War, has lost its status in the past due to China's footnote and multilateralism. In 2007, Japan advocated Quad first to counter China's economic development, which is developed by the United States into military security cooperation. By suppressing China through a four-party cooperation system in terms of military and economic, it tries to maintain its existing hegemony status in the United States, which is closely related to the U.S.'s Indo-Pacific strategy. In 2021, the first quad summit of the United States, Japan and Australia was held. But the summit only published climate and Coronavirus-related content, and no direct checks on China were released.
Over 20 participants made the event successful.