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Ball Game between U.S and China in Indian Ocean: Upshot for Pakistan
AbstractThe Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is a center theater of strategic, economic, and political activities because the major powers of the world are involved in these waters. The aim to write this research is to elaborate the ball game between China and USA in Indian Ocean and its effects for Pakistan. The new Quad alliance and the USA strategy of "Asia Pivot" are creating a point of attention for Pakistan and China. USA strategy to stop China from being dominated by one kind of government or coalition of countries that may pose a danger to the USA. Pakistan should adopt a careful approach while handling bilateral ties with both strategically important nations. This research is carried out under mix method approach. To evaluate facts and figures quantitative approach had adopted and to narrate the situation in Indian Ocean qualitative method be used. Pakistan is much aware and concerned about the developments and happenings in the IOR. The options like “China Pakistan Economic Corridor” (CPEC) and Gwadar port are the key projects for Pakistan.
- Dr. Sajid Mehmood Shahzad
- Vice Chancellor, Minhaj University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
- Dr. Uzma Naz
- Assistant Professor, School of International Relations, Minhaj University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan