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"International Journal of Political Science and Governance"

2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B

The new quad in West Asia: The present and the future of I2U2

Author(s): Pavan Chaurasia

Abstract: India is taking a significant step in framing the Jewish state within its larger Middle East policy, nearly three decades after Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao broke with the past and normalised relations with Israel in January 1992. Up until this point, the Indian government considered Israel while deciding how to deal with Washington. However, in a virtual conference with his the U.S.A., the UAE, and Israeli colleagues, External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar established the groundwork for a bigger regional approach with Israel as the pivot during his five-day visit to Israel this month. There are already hints that the so-called "minilateral" would include like-minded nations including Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, and France.
The new and tiny Quad, made up of India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States, is innovative and non-confrontational, and will therefore last. A number of security issues prevent the other one, which consists of Australia, India, Japan, and the US and whose seeds were sown in 2007, from coming to fruition. The main reason these nations came together was because of their worries about China's strategic ascent, but the Quad still had to overcome many political and economic obstacles. None have the luxury of being outwardly anti-Beijing given that China is their main trading partner. Additionally, the US chose AUKUS when it needed a stronger structure without informing or consulting the other Quad members beforehand.

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How to cite this article:
Pavan Chaurasia. The new quad in West Asia: The present and the future of I2U2. Int J Political Sci Governance 2022;4(2):135-139.
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