The Quad summit’s cancellation is a victory for China and a self-inflicted wound to the US’s reputation in the Pacific


The cancellation of the Quad Summit is a major setback for the United States’ plans to strengthen ties with India, Japan, and Australia. The four-way meeting was meant to be a symbol of American leadership in the Indo-Pacific region and an opportunity to coordinate strategy in countering China’s growing influence.

By cancelling the summit, the US has not only missed a chance to strengthen ties with its allies, but it has also sent a signal to China that the US is not willing to stand up to its advances in the region. This could lead to further Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific and further weaken the US’s standing in the region.