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The Region of Pakistan, China, and India: Geopolitical Currents after the Cold War Till 9/11
After the Cold War Pakistan, China and India had
opportunities to adjust each other according to the
geopolitical trends of the time. In the post-Cold War era, there
was no Soviet Union to influence relations between India and
China. On the other side, Pakistan did not lose its Cold War ally,
United States; to make independent relations in the region on its
choices. American sanctions would turn Pakistan into a selfassumed path of foreign policy. The resultant regional geopolitical
scenario, after the Cold War, may best be explained by applying
the theoretical model of Saul B. Cohen- Shatterbelt. The
shatterbelt means such volatile areas that would not allow the
states to go for friendly relations. The study is qualitative in nature.
The data is secondary which is interpreted through Thematic
Lecturer, Department of International Relations, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
Assistant Professor, Department of IR, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Syed Ali Shah
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Pakistan, India, China, Geopolitics, Agreement, Bilateral, Dispute Cold War Region.