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A sustained movement to limit China’s expansionist policy by the Quad will go a long way in undermining China’s threats and policies on the international stage. Examine.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

3. A sustained movement to limit China’s expansionist policy by the Quad will go a long way in undermining China’s threats and policies on the international stage. Examine. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

In November 2020, the Quad conducted Malabar Naval drills in the Indian Ocean. In response, China affirmed that the activities of the Quad do not affect it; however it is actually keeping a close eye on it.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about how Quad can counter the aggressive and the assertive China in a post pandemic world.

Directive:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by writing about Quad and the context of its formation.

Body:

In detail, write about the common elements of interest that the Quad countries are bound by. Write about the expansionism and threats at global stage made by China recently.

Next, write about how Quad can limit China’ expansionist policies and its threats on international arenas. Quad vs Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Quad vs Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Quad and Indo-pacific, benefits the members offer and set precedent for the EU etc. Substantiate with examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward for Quad in indo-pacific as well at the global stage.