Competing at the cutting edge: the Quad’s role in critical and emerging technology

Why are critical and emerging technologies at the forefront of geopolitical competition? 

Can the Quad play a part in standard setting without stifling innovation?  

And how can the Quad help diversify technology supply chains without creating an ‘international cartel’? 


In this episode of the National Security Podcast, Dr Raji Rajagopalan, Dr Akira Igata and Dr John Hemmings join David Andrews to discuss one of Quad’s central pillars – critical and emerging technologies. 


Dr Raji Rajagopalan is the Director of the Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology, Observer Research Foundation. 

Professor Akira Igata is a Project Lecturer and the Director of the Economic Security Research Program at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo. 

Dr John Hemmings is the Senior Director of the Indo-Pacific Foreign and Security Policy Program at the Pacific Forum. 

David Andrews is Policy Manager at the ANU National Security College.  


Show notes:  

  • ANU National Security College academic programs: find out more 
  • Find out more about the Quad Tech Network 
  • A strategy for Quad biotechnology collaboration, Dirk van der Kley and Daniel Pavlich: read more


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