Indo-Pacific Politics: Timeline

Timeline of Key Events: Indo-Pacific Politics

2007 The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD), commonly known as the Quad, was initiated in 2007 by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with the support of Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US Vice President Dick Cheney.
2013 The Australian Government’s Defense White Paper
08. 2016 Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) concept
05. 2018 French president Emmanuel Macron spelt out France’s Indo-Pacific Strategy during his visit to the Garden Island Naval Base at Sydney.
05.2018 U.S. Pacific Command is renamed U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
06. 2019 ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific
11. 2019 A Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Advancing a Shared Vision issued by the White House


The Blue Dot Network (BDN) is formed by the USA, Japan and Australia to provide assessment and certification of infrastructure development projects worldwide on measures of financial transparency, environmental sustainability, and impact on economic development, with the goal of mobilizing private capital to invest abroad.

09. 2020 The German government adopts policy guidelines on the Indo-Pacific Region: “Germany-Europe-Asia: Shaping the 21st Century Together”
11.2020 Indo-Pacific: Guidelines for Stregnthening Dutch and EU Cooperation with Partners in Asia
03. 2021 Global Britain in a Competitive Age: The Integrated Review of Security, Defense, Development and Foreign Policy indicates UK’s Indo-Pacific tilt
Spring 2021 Japan, India and Australia launch the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative
06.2021 Build Back Better World (B3W) launched by G7
09.2021 The EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
12.2021 The European Commission unveiled its Global Gateway Strategy
02. 2022 Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States
02. 2022 France’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
05. 2022 Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) launched by American president Joe Biden
12. 2022 South Korea: Strategy for a Free, Peaceful and Prosperous Indo-Pacific Region