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Tahir Mahmood Azad
Muhammad Sadiq
Majid Ali Noonari


The US introduced the Asia Pivot Strategy / Rebalance Asia policy in 2011 which was also known as Asia Pivot Strategy which focuses on the maintaining equilibrium in Asia particularly in Asia Pacific region. The main architect of the policy were the Hillary Clinton and Curt Campbell. The policy is designed to contain the China in the region, and in this policy they have designed to forge close links with the US allies in the region, and the role of India has been highlighted to be the key player in its policy. The Asia Pivot Strategy is accompanied by the US Strategic Guidance Programme of 2012 which focuses on the allies concerns regarding the US commitment in the region. The policy since its implementation has faced various challenges such as the difference among the US allies on the historical issues of Japan-South Korea relations as well as the concerns over the US commitments and their reservations on the Chinese military build-up and the assertive role it has posed in the South China Sea, as well as the growing Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean Region under the Strings of Pearl, and the impact of the OBOR over the US Asia Pivot Strategy.

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