EMERGING GLOBAL SCENARIO: POLICY OPTIONS FOR PAKISTAN
Keywords:US, West, China, Cold War, COVID-19, Geo-Economics, One Belt One Road (OBOR), China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
The global scenario is becoming unstable and unpredictable. There is talk of a new Cold War, of rival blocs. The new administration in the United States is signalling to other nations to make clear choices about their alignments. China, the perceived global rival of the West, advocates practical, expedient and business like postures and politics. For them the key word is pragmatism guided by mutuality of economic interests. The West fears that behind China-led economic interlocking of nations and continents - in the form of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) - lurks a sinister strategic agenda that would displace and dispossess them of the space they had occupied for the past several centuries.
Khan, Sardar Masood. 2021. "Emerging Global Scenario: Policy Options for Pakistan." Strategic Thought (3): 1-11.