From 4 to 6 May 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in cooperation with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), the National Maritime Foundation, the Australian National University, and the Japanese Institute of International Affairs (Tokyo), conducted a workshop titled “Beyond the Geopolitics of the Quad – a Discussion of Cooperative Options.” The workshop focused on how the Quadrilateral Security Review member states can enhance regional security and provide regional common good throughout the Indo-Pacific. This was a hybrid event with in-person participants gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, while the remainder appeared via digital connectivity.
Twenty-eight participants from 13 countries took part in the workshop. Participants in the workshop hailed from throughout the Indo-Pacific and included military officers, diplomats, subject matter experts, and non-governmental organization representatives. Several themes of the discussions covered were enhanced maritime security, furthering secure digital infrastructure, and advancing environmental security. NESA Center Assistant Professor Jeffrey Payne led the workshop.