Area of research: Indo-Pacific strategy, Pakistan-Turkish relations, & Pakistan foreign policy.
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Rahat Shah is currently pursuing a PhD in global studies (international relations) at Shanghai University. He had previously received a fully funded scholarship from the Ministry of Education PRC, to study for a master's degree in international Relations at Jilin University in China. His research focuses on Pakistan-Turkey relations and the Indo-Pacific region. He has published papers on Indo-Pacific and Pakistan-Turkey relations.
This article uses the theoretical framework of constructivism to evaluate the political relationship between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. The leaders of the two states have begun to strengthen political relations in order to achieve the common goal of enhancing the image of Islamism in the western...
This paper uses the balance of power theory to explain Pakistan’s quest for balance in the context of the Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS). Although this strategy aims to achieve the goal of a ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ and focuses on China’s rise in the Indo-Pacific region. However, it also has security implications for Pakistan. The question here is...
This study explores the bilateral relationship between Pakistan and Turkey during the Cold War, in which the bilateral relationship had developed gradually. To understand why it had developed? We must transcend cultural and religious factors. The study argues that the development of bilateral relations was mainly due to the interest of the Western...
This article aims to explore relations between Pakistan and Turkey, who have emerged as two strong Muslim powers in military terms since the 11 September 2001, terrorist attacks. It is, argues the article, not enough to provide only a general sketch of the bilateral relationship between these countries; rather, an in-depth and systematic analysis i...
The US Indo-Pacific Strategy is a major new regional strategic initiative, which is widely regarded as the focus of anti-China. On the multilateral front, the proposal is represented by the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue among the United States, Japan, Australia, and India, which was resumed in 2017 after a 10-year hiatus. Washington's own Indo-Pa...
According to the theory of structural realism, when States believe that actions are legal, they will use force outside their territory, and when they believe that current actions are illegal, they will stop using force. Nearly 19 years later, the United States for the first time regarded the non-state actor as a legitimate stakeholder, which had pr...
This essay aims to critically explain the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Turkey Trilateral Summits and its implications for the region. These summits were initiated by Turkey to normalize the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. We found that these summits have somehow normalized the relations, but still, there is a need for a formal treaty...
This essay aims to analytically explain the foreign policy of Pakistan (PFOP) under Imran Khan Government. Here the question is that does PFOP in Change position? If it is, then at what extent minor or major? To answer the question, we argue that POFP is in a change position at a minor level. We found that the diplomacy which we dubbed "Speech dipl...
China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the flagship project of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which envisages economic growth and development in Pakistan. This corridor faces some challenges especially related to its security. The first and foremost security challenge it has is nonetheless related to the Indian factor due to multiple re...
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In 2017, the United States formally used the term ‘Indo-Pacific’ in its National Security Strategy for the first time. Since then, the Indo-Pacific has become one of the hot topics in international relations academia, and it has been widely articulated that the United States and like-minded states will now contain the rise of China. The US feels threatened that China, as a peer competitor, may shift the balance of power in its favour, thus endangering its hegemony. As a result, Washington seeks alliances with pivotal regional powers such as India, Japan, and Australia to ensure its strategy of governing the central order of a ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’. China is becoming the dominant power in the Indo-Pacific, and we know that international politics is a struggle for power, and the international system impels great powers to augment their relative power and sphere of influence