E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 1, 2023

The role of the diamond quartet in curbing China's rise

Author(s): Vo Phuoc Tai


The diamond quartet (Quad) including the US, Australia, Japan, and India, is committed to working together to ensure a free Indo-Pacific region. In response, China said the Quartet was a tool to contain Beijing's rise and provoke confrontation. The founding goal of the member states was to maintain a rules-based security order in the Indo-Pacific region. The Diamond Quartet leaders stressed that the group was not targeting any particular country. However, Beijing views the diamond quartet as an anti-China alliance. Since its establishment, the countries in the diamond quartet have all operated individually. It was not until 2019 that these four countries had their first ministerial meeting. And it was not until February 13, 2021, after 14 years of establishment, that the heads of the Governments of the Quad countries came together in the framework of a conference to outline strategic goals in the coming time. The Diamond Quartet is considered the best mechanism for the US to contain China. However, making this mechanism work most effectively is not an easy task.

Keywords: The Diamond Quartet, Restraining the Rise, China

Pages: 137-144

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