Revisioning Geopolitics: Shifting Contours Of Great Power Politics

Harshal Sutriya

Abstract


This research article intends to analyze the volatile relationship between the two superpowers, China and the US. The “offensive realism” theory offers deeper insights into the geostrategy used by China in the post-Cold War period. To probe the scenario in the post-cold war period, this research firstly explores the application of geostrategy during the cold war period. Policies like Pivot to Asia, String of Pearls, One Belt & One Road (OBOR) and America’s Pacific Century have highlighted the increasing significance of geostrategy in shaping world politics today. The key research question of this article is to understand how China, the emerging global superpower, uses politics of geostrategy by its One Belt and One Road Initiative (OBOR) to expand its influence all over the world and to achieve the hegemonic position in the International system. This involves the balancing act of the United States to tame China in shifting world politics. The key idea of this article is to project this as the resurgence of ‘new cold war’ in terms of trade

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