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ASPI and the Quad
The Quad, which brings together Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, will host its fourth Leaders’ Summit in Hiroshima on the sidelines of the G-7 in May 2023. Initially established in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the four countries banded together to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support to impacted states in South and Southeast Asia. By 2008, due to a range of factors, the grouping disbanded for nearly a decade. Following its revival in 2017, the Quad has slowly emerged as a new minilateral and key node in the Indo-Pacific regional architecture. In the years that followed, the Quad has formalized and rebranded itself as a platform for the four states to provide much-needed public goods to the Indo-Pacific. The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) is uniquely positioned to cover developments and outcomes surrounding the Quad with offices and fellows based in the four member states. ASPI experts are closely monitoring the meetings and summits providing and are providing their analysis on what it all means for the Quad, the Indo-Pacific, and the world.