Revisiting Order in Asia: Prognosis and Prospects

  • Ali Khan Ghumro
  • Parvaiz Ali Mahesar
  • Syed Anwar Mustafa
Keywords: Asia, Power politics, Geopolitics, Cold War, Economic interdependence, Southeast Asia


The purpose of this study is to critically revisit order in Asia and its prognosis and prospects. In contrast to Western and European powers, the Asian powers have hardly seen a respite from socio-economic woes. With the evolving Cold War between the US and China in the Asian geopolitics, the academics globally believe that there is a visible shift of power from the West to the East. Examining the extant literature, the study finds that the predictions and the prospects for an evolving regional order in Asia seems to be more economic interdependent than security as seen by the western experts.