US-CHINA STRATEGIC RIVALRY IN SOUTH ASIA: NEW CHALLENGES FOR PAKISTAN
Concentrating on the consequences of the growing rivalry between the United States, China, and Russia is particularly important in the already fragmented South Asian security environment, where the United States has invested in economic and security cooperation with India in order to counter China's rise. This demonstrates that Pakistan has established a close tie with China. The rapid escalation of US-China rivalry is intensifying, and the bilateral nature of the conflict has put Pakistan in a particularly precarious position. The aim of this research article is to highlight Pakistan's perspective and foreign policy in light of the developing animosity between the United States and China, as well as to evaluate what strategic alternatives Pakistan has for sitting in the middle of a big power conflict.