• Prof. Dr. Nazir Hussain


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.

Author Biography

Prof. Dr. Nazir Hussain

The author is Professor of International Relations, and presently a member of the Board of Directors, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo-Sri Lanka. He is former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, and former Director School of Politics and International Relations at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He has Post-Doctoral Fellowship from French Institute of International Relations, (IFRI), Paris-France. He was Visiting Fellow at the Henry L. Stimson Centre, Washington DC, and Research Associate with the International Committee of the Red Cross, (ICRC) Switzerland. He has over 30 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience. He has written extensively on national and international security issues with more than 80 research publications. He is also associated with the electronic media (Television and Radio) and hosted various current affairs programs.




How to Cite

Hussain, P. D. N. . (2023). THE US INDO-PACIFIC STRATEGY: IMPLICATIONS FOR PAKISTAN . Strategic Thought, 5(1), 21–30. Retrieved from



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