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Guam, the Center of Asia Pacific: A Source of Geo-Strategic Rivalry between China and the US
Guam is the U.S. unincorporated territory and military
(base), which lies in the western part of the Pacific
Islands. Guam serves as the lynchpin for the U.S. influence in the
Pacific, is became the flashpoint between two nuclear powers of the
region i.e. United States of America and China, due to its strategic
geopolitical position. Nevertheless, Guam remained a conducive
place for the U.S. naval basing as well as the territory to provide
shorten and strategic edge for Washington to sustain her hegemony
and influence in the region. The aim of this research paper is that,
could the U.S. sustain her hold over Guam while facing the Chinese
mesmerizing and clear empirical indicators of its military forces,
particularly its navy, air force, missile technology, and its rapidly
expanding marine corps, as the arbiters of a new global order—one
that stands opposed to U.S. national interests and threat to its close
allies in the region.
MPhil Scholar, Department of Political Science & IR, Qurtuba University of Science & IT, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science & IR, Qurtuba University of Science & IT, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
Muhammad Usman Ullah
Research Fellow, Humanity Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.