THE US INDO-PACIFIC STRATEGY: IMPLICATIONS FOR PAKISTAN
Keywords:Indo-Pacific, Oceanic Strategy, Regional Partnerships, China, India
The fast-changing geostrategic dynamics are reverberating the exiting global security environment, necessitating readjustments and realignments. China has been perceived as a revisionist power challenging the US global hegemony in all spheres. The US desire to maintain its dominance has given birth to the oceanic configuration and building new partnerships in the shape of Indo-Pacific Strategy. This strategy is studded with the formation of QUAD, AUKUS, I2U2 and IPEF, where India is being given the leading role to checkmate China. The US Strategy has far-reaching implications for Pakistan in exacerbating Indo-Pakistan rivalry, pressurizing Sino-Pak strategic cooperation, putting strains on US-Pakistan relations and jeopardizing Pakistan’s energy security from the Middle East and its oceanic resources.
Hussain, Prof. Dr. Nazir. 2023. " The US Indo-Pacific Strategy: Implications for Pakistan." Strategic Thought 2023 (5): 21-30.