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As talk escalates about Russia potentially weaponising LNG exports to Western Europe amid a potential Russian invasion, the Biden administration sent a strong signal to show they have not forgotten about the Indo-Pacific. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to travel to Australia this month for a Quad meeting with the foreign ministers from Japan, India and Australia. As United States Studies Centre (USSC) Director of Foreign Policy & Defence Ashley Townshend told The Australian, “It’s critical that the Quad now stays absolutely focused on the Indo-Pacific.”