South Asia is in focus of global geopolitics since the advent
of the 21st century. China is an economic giant and
outreaching towards West through Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). CPEC
(part of BRI) has brought Pakistan in streamline in regional geopolitics.
United States (US) is worried about Chinas rise, for its national interests
are in danger in Asia so, it perused Pivot to Asia strategy to counter China
in Asia while manipulating India. This situation has increased Pakistans
importance for China. The article will assess Pak-China cordial relations
and answer the following questions. Will Pakistan be helpful to China in
addressing the challenges to regional peace? How will Pak-China
cooperation counter Indo-US strategic partnership? What are Pak-China
mutual efforts to curb terrorism?
1-Faiqa Mushtaq: Head Mistress, Department of International Relations, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
Pak-China counterterrorism narrative, Enhancing economic relations through CPEC, Instability and conflict in Pakistan–Afghan region, Indo-US growing strategic ties.