IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: My latest Creators Syndicate column.The Indo-Pacific Quad Confronts China.

In 2007, The Quad (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue), at the behest of Japan, held its first informal meeting. The Quad’s membership roll sends a diplomatic message: Japan, Australia, America and India. Japan pointed out all four nations regarded China as disruptive actor in the Indo-Pacific; they had common interests. Delhi downplayed the meeting, attempting to avoid the appearance of actively “countering China.”

No more. The Quad nations now conduct naval exercises and sometimes include a quint, Singapore.

I doubt this column is on The Confucius Institute reading list. (Spelling error corrected — shouldn’t post before coffee.)