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Siraj Ahmed Nizamani
Dure Shehwar


Western Pacific region is extremely important owing to its political, economic, and geo-strategic importance. For decades, the region has witnessed the hegemony of the USand its strong collaboration with multiple states of Far East. However, the recent rise of China regarding political influence, economic development, and military might have posed challenges to the US hegemonic designs increasing the prospects for a strategic conflict. The resulting surge in China’s assertiveness has also fuelled hostile emotions among states. This paper explores the ramifications of emerging strategic conflict between the US and China using the Human Security Paradigm (HSP). By employing qualitative research method paper articulates that the implications of strategic conflict in Far East can be a challenge to national interests of the US. Given the different nature of human security issues and their propensity to exacerbate the conflict, the paper advocates using preventive measures when dealing with human security problems.

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