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United States Foreign Policy towards South Asia: A Critical Analysis
This paper examines the United States interests and its strategies in South Asia. The region has emerged as progressively vibrant interest to United States foreign policy in the 21st century. During the Cold War era, the U.S. interests were to save the region from communist expansion. But, the recent changes in global power affiliations have made South Asia an important region. After September 11 tragedy and the Indo-US strategic collaboration the situation have changed the framework of relationship between the United States and South Asia. Present involvement of the U.S. in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Indo-Pak contention, concerns about the proliferation of nuclear armaments, struggle with terrorism, and rising of Chinese influence in the region has considerably increased the importance of South Asia in the United States policy making. United States must enhance the strategic partnership with the countries in the South Asian region for peace and stability.
Dr. Muhammad Muzaffar
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, GC Women University, Sialkot, Pakistan
Ph. D Scholar , Department of Political Science , GC Women University, Sialkot, Pakistan
Ph. D Scholar, Department of Political Science and IR , Govt. College University Faisalabad, Pakistan