PAKISTAN'S STRATEGIC BALANCING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CHINA-PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR

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Dr. Muhammad Ikram
Dr. Gulshan Majeed
Dr. Sawaira Rashid

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This paper investigates Pakistan's intricate diplomatic maneuvering and strategic balancing act between the United States (US) and China within the framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). It delves into the historical evolution of Pakistan's relationships with these global powers, highlighting the geopolitical and economic factors that shape its foreign policy decisions. Through a comprehensive analysis of Pakistan's engagement with the US and China, including economic partnerships, security considerations, and diplomatic efforts, this research uncovers the complexities and challenges inherent in maintaining a strategic equilibrium. The study also explores how CPEC, as a flagship project under China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), impacts Pakistan's strategic calculus, examining the opportunities and risks it presents. By delving into the interplay of domestic politics, regional dynamics, and global geopolitics, this paper offers valuable insights into Pakistan's strategic balancing efforts and their implications for regional stability and international relations.

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Dr. Muhammad Ikram, Dr. Gulshan Majeed, & Dr. Sawaira Rashid. (2024). PAKISTAN’S STRATEGIC BALANCING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CHINA-PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR. International Journal of Contemporary Issues in Social Sciences .ISSN (E) 2959-2461 (P) 2959-3808, 3(2), 903–912. Retrieved from http://ijciss.org/index.php/ijciss/article/view/720
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