RISING GEO-STRATEGIC COMPETITION BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND CHINA: A CASE STUDY OF SOUTH ASIA IN THE EMERGING GLOBAL ORDER
Amir Ahmed Khuhro
Prof. Dr., Institute of International Relations, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan, E.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The South Asian region is characterized by the versatile nation state system with having greater economic prospects and has a unique rank in the world. United States and China are not only the sheer competitors across the globe but are also the major contenders of South Asian geo-strategic, political and economic affairs. Their intensifying interests in the region are not only due to the emerging global security architecture but also because of the geo-strategic significance of the South Asian region. China seems vulnerable to the United States military presence in the region and China’s rapid economic growth and piling up of military muscle seemingly intent to counter the United States in the region. China, through its economic and military advancements has positioned itself as the principal regional power and further intends to accomplish its national interests by strengthening security and defence requirements. The presence of the other major regional powers like Pakistan and India also amplify the geographical prominence and the US-China interest in South Asia put it in the forefront due to which the South Asian region strategically have become much more interested during the emerging world order for both US and China, United States also regards the rise of China as a vital global participant and invites it to peacefully play its role in the modification of the future world order in this connection this paper will highlight the both super powers policy of context of power transition contentment and counter-contentment either the United States still has the strategy to contain China and if it is so, how China is counter-containing the United States to emerge as a global power politics towards south Asian region.
Keywords: Contentment, Dominancy, Emerging, Geo-strategic, Global Order, Power Politics, South Asia, Transition
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