THE EVOLVING GEOPOLITICS AND CHALLENGES TO NATIONAL SECURITY OF PAKISTAN
Keywords:Geopolitics, Strategy, Security Challenges, Militancy, Major Powers, Pakistan, Indian, Eastern Borders, Western Borders, Afghanistan, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan
Traditionally, the geopolitics of Pakistan had always attracted the attention of major powers for their strategic interests. In the process of their usage of Pakistani geopolitics, there emerged rivalries and strategic competition among major powers. The strategic competitions further created conflicts and wars with severe security implications for the region in general and Pakistan in particular. The security challenges, Pakistan have been facing in last seven decades mainly emanates from its geopolitical location. In the past, the power politics among the major powers and clashing interests of regional states had posed serious security threats to the security of Pakistan. For most of the time, instead of using its pivotal geopolitical position for its advantage, it has been played to the disadvantage of Pakistan on many accounts. In the wake of re-emergence of militancy in various parts of the country especially along western borders, Pakistan needs serious re-assessment of the security threats with workable stratagem as way forward. This research aims to highlight three salient aspects of security challenges to Pakistan.
Khan, Prof. Dr. Muhammad and Sidra Khan. 2023. " The Evolving Geopolitics and Challenges to National Security of Pakistan." Strategic Thought 2023 (5): 135-148.