What does the future hold for ‘the Quad’ – the renewed quadrilateral partnership between the US, Australia, Japan and India? Is the Indo-Pacific concept an important new regional dynamic, or just the latest buzzword? In this sideline interview at the Japan-Australia symposium held at ANU Crawford School on 16 February, experts Darshana Baruah and Akiko Fukushima discuss regional security with Callum Dargevel from ANU.
Darshana Baruah is a research analyst and program administrator with Carnegie India. Her research focuses on maritime security in Asia, specifically the Indian Navy and its role in a new security architecture. Her current research projects include the strategic implications of infrastructure development in the Indo-Pacific, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and the strategic importance of small islands in the Indian Ocean region.
Akiko Fukushima is a Research Fellow at the Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan. She has a MA in international economy and international relations from the Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in international public policy from Osaka University.
You can view the symposium program at crawford.anu.edu.au/sites/default/f…ogram_web_0.pdf