STRATEGIC STABILITY IN SOUTH ASIA: THE ROLE OF USA

Authors

  • Dr. Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema

Abstract

Abstract 

The main focus of this paper revolves around the strategic stability of South Asia along with the US contributions in stabilizing the South Asian environment. It also highlights the Kashmir issue that is the constant source of conflict between the two leading countries of South Asia i.e., India and Pakistan. Post 9/11 era has seen many important developments impacting upon the existing contours of strategic stability in South Asia with U.S waging a war against Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and coercing Pakistan to participate in it. Whereas relations between Pakistan and  US worsened over time, this decade has seen a more strengthened US-India relationship. The current partnership between the two has far reaching implications for Pakistan's position and interests in the region. Some light has also been shed on the efficacy of Confidence Building Measures in dealing with regional conflicts and the involvement of great powers in South Asia. It is imperative that US being an influential power should continue to play a balanced and judicious role for the peace and stability of this region.

Author Biography

Dr. Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema

Dean at Faculty of Contemporary Studies, National Defence Unviersity, Islamabad.

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Published

05-08-2012

How to Cite

Cheema, Dr. Pervaiz Iqbal. 2012. “STRATEGIC STABILITY IN SOUTH ASIA: THE ROLE OF USA”. Journal of Contemporary Studies 1 (1):1-16. https://jcs.ndu.edu.pk/site/article/view/121.