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      <Volume-Issue>Volume 2, Special Issue II</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>April 2021</Season>
      <ArticleType>Strategic Studies</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>The Emergence of Quad and Its Implications for China: Analyzing the Politics of Balance of Power in the Indo-Pacific Region</ArticleTitle>
      <Abstract>The rise of China has changed the Indo-Pacific region__ampersandsign#39;s regional dynamics and led to the geopolitical competition between major powers of the 21st Century. In 2007 Australia, India, Japan, and the United States initiated QUAD, a multilateral initiative based on shared security interests and mutual geopolitical concerns. Even though the QUAD initiative had limited scope for bilateral and multilateral co-operation, the recent meetings between Australia, Japan, India, and the US created security and strategic concerns for China. China considered this initiative a threat and declared its intention to establish an Asian NATO to protect its economic and strategic interests. However, India-Australia-Japan has claimed QUAD as an economic and democratic initiative to create a free, transparent, and interconnected Indo-Pacific region. However, India can use this collaboration to balance the power politics in the Indo-Pacific region against China__ampersandsign#39;s domination. The multilateral co-operation on strategic and military lines will boost India__ampersandsign#39;s position in the Indo-Pacific region. This paper__ampersandsign#39;s main objective is to analyze the politics of balance of power between India and China in the Indo-Pacific region with QUAD__ampersandsign#39;s help and its implication for China.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>India,China,Quad,Indo-Pacific,Belt-Road Initiative,Geopolitics,Asian NATO,Balance of Power</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://ejsss.net.in/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=9671&amp;title=The Emergence of Quad and Its Implications for China: Analyzing the Politics of Balance of Power in the Indo-Pacific Region</Abstract>
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