Gravitas: How the United States is building the Asian NATO
The United States creates Asian NATO to contain Bekinakitai threaten to arrange a real quad that the United States set itself such a goal, said Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in his first telephone conversation with a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CCP, Yang Jiechi, held at the end of last week. “The Secretary of State confirmed that the United States will work in conjunction with allies and partners in the defense of our common values and interests. Our goal is to attract the PRC to justice for its actions, threatening stability in the Indo-Pacific region, and for undermining international order, based on the rules, “says the official statement of the State Department for the conversation.
According to the Japanese newspaper ASAHI, the Bayden administration actively probes the soil for the first QUAD leader summit in video conferencing. Earlier, the heads of the US foreign policy departments, Japan, Australia and India met twice – in September 2019 in New York and in October last year in Tokyo.
In this regard, the ASAHI newspaper reminds that Beijing condemns the development of the “Four” project, seeing attempts in it to create “Pacific NATO”.
Another confirmation that Washington does not intend to postpone the idea of the development of Quad in a long box, the telephone conversation took place on Monday with Indian Prime Minister Narendre Moi. One of the main topics was the “strengthening of regional architecture” in the framework of the four-sided security dialogue. “The leaders agreed to continue close cooperation to promote the free and open Indo-Pacific region, including support for navigation freedom, territorial integrity, as well as strengthening regional architecture using "Four"”,” Says the message of the White House.
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Created in November 2017, Quad was conceived as a coalition of allies and US partners as part of a security strategy in the Indo-Pacific region. In addition to the meetings of heads of mids in November last year, QUAD conducted in the territorial waters of India in the Arabian Sea, Malabar Naval Teachings with the participation of two aircraft carriers. Their goal was to work joint actions to protect against expansionist and aggressive politics.
Experts surveyed, experts note that after the change of the US administration, an attempt to turn Quad to “Asian NATO” will become one of the main Indo-Pacific projects of Washington, which will exacerbate the struggle for leadership in the region between China and the United States.
However, the interlocutors “Findfairfaxandloudounhomes.com” pay attention to the fact that the United States will be easy to implement this idea, while much will depend on how much China’s relationship is like with the new administration in the White House and with regional powers.
“Back in 2007, speaking in the Indian Parliament, the then Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe put forward a proposal for the formation "spaces of two oceans" – Pacific and Indian. In the United States, the potential of the initiative on the formation of the Indo-Pacific region (ITR). When Donald Trump Washington began to consider the concept of the ITR to create a kind of anti-kitai "Sanitary cordon" on the eastern and southern borders of the PRC. But such an idea is impossible to implement without allies. Therefore, the Quad mechanism was created, “Main Researcher of the Institute of the United States and Canada explained Vladimir Batyuk. According to the expert, the official goal “Four” is to develop a close partnership in the field of security on the basis of common values and interests: the rule of law, the freedom of navigation, respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty, peaceful settlement of territorial disputes and freedom of trade.
All this, from the point of view of Washington, Tokyo, Canberra and Delhi, challenges the “Expansionist Policy of Beijing”.
“However, there are serious obstacles to the transformation "Four" in "Pacific NATO". Among member countries "Four" Different views on allied relations with the United States. If Japan and Australia are the US military-political allies, then India is not going to the American ally, despite the expansion of the US-Indian military and military-technical cooperation in recent years, “says Vladimir Batyuk.
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“Attempts by the United States to form a full-fledged anti-Chinese union and counter attempts by the PRC to undermine the American system of unions and partnerships to undermine the American system of unions and partnerships to the central plot of regional policies. If the United States is trying to move in the direction of the institutionalization of Quad and bringing new members to it, China uses his unique role in the regional economy to undermine the construction of such an alliance, “continues in a conversation with the” Kommersant “of the Center for Complex European and International Research HSE Vasily Kashin. “In a militarily, members of Quad are already conducting joint military exercises – for example, they participated in the Malabar maneuvers organized by India. Attempts are being made to intensify four-sided cooperation in the field of military and dual-use technologies. However, until recently, these efforts moved quite slowly due to the unwillingness of India to associate themselves with excessive security obligations to the United States and their allies, as well as to create an irritant in its relations with Russia, “said Mr. Kashin.
According to the expert, for India Quad is a way to strengthen its position in China’s face, to show that, with further growth of Chinese aggressiveness, Delhi has an output in the form of a closer partnership with the United States and their allies.
“While the development of the Quad mechanism faces problems. However, too active, the ill-conceived actions of China can be a bowl of the scales in the direction of strengthening this nasty alliance, “Vasily Kashin summarizes.