STRATEGIC CHESSBOARD: EXAMINING THE INTERPLAY OF SAUDI ARABIA, IRAN, INDIA, AND PAKISTAN AMIDST GLOBAL POWER SHIFTS

Authors

  • Mubashar Hassan Shahid University of Karachi

Keywords:

Western Indian Ocean Region, Abraham Accords, QUAD, Belt and Road Initiative

Abstract

The rise of China has seemingly brought it on a collision course with the preeminent power, The United States of America. This has convinced various states, most notably India, Pakistan, Iran, and the Gulf countries, to re-orient their foreign policies. China’s investments through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), QUAD’s resurgence, Israel’s foray into the Arab countries, and persistent American support to enhance India’s stature at par with China, have pushed the Indian Ocean Region to be at the epicenter of all global rivalries. The presence of extra-regional forces in the Western Indian Ocean Region has ensured some semblance of stability in the region, but it is the complex, interdependent relationship between strategically co-located states of Saudi Arabia, Iran, India, and Pakistan under the shadow of China-USA competition that is the objective of this study.

Author Biography

Mubashar Hassan Shahid, University of Karachi

DS(Navy) at PAF Air War College Institute, and a PhD Scholar, International Relations, University of Karachi

Strategic Chessboard The Interplay of KSA, Iran, India & Pak

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Published

28-02-2024

How to Cite

Shahid, Mubashar Hassan. 2024. “STRATEGIC CHESSBOARD: EXAMINING THE INTERPLAY OF SAUDI ARABIA, IRAN, INDIA, AND PAKISTAN AMIDST GLOBAL POWER SHIFTS”. Journal of Contemporary Studies 12 (2):69-88. https://jcs.ndu.edu.pk/site/article/view/261.