Speaking Of Asia

The inexorable drift towards an Asian Nato

The Quad, Aukus and an array of other arrangements suggest that the pieces are falling into place for such an eventuality.

(From left) Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 24, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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At their London meeting in December 2019, Nato leaders asked Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to initiate forward-looking plans to make the world's premier security grouping stronger and fit for future purposes.

Over the next year, the long-serving Norwegian consulted widely and last June, at the summit in Brussels, Nato endorsed his plan, called the Nato 2030 agenda.

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