Stratbase ADR Institute, Inc. (ADRi) hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “The Revival of the QUAD and the Emergence of the Indo-Pacific as the 21st Century Geopolitical Region” on May 11, 2018 in Makati City.
The roundtable discussion started with the presentation of Dr. Renato De Castro of his special study with the same title.
In his Special Study, Dr. De Castro examined the relation between the revival of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) in the second decade of the 21st century and the formation of the Indo-Pacific as a geopolitical region. As a loose security association composed of Australia, Japan, the United States and India, the QUAD emphasizes the importance of rules-based order. Its revival, in turn, gave rise to a new geopolitical region—the Indo-Pacific. In conclusion, the article analyzes how the revival of the QUAD and the emergence of the Indo-Pacific as a geopolitical region will affect the Philippines as it adopts a policy of appeasement on China.
Thereafter, feedback to Dr. De Castro’s Special Study was given by experts.