The dawn of 21st century introduced a new dynamic in power politics and relationships in the globe. Nations fractured, insurgencies grown, societies faltered, and faiths challenged. The genesis of this new age impacted every region on earth. Asia- which hosts many of the world’s fastest growing economies- is significantly impacted by these changes and a new triangular power relationship emerges among China, Russia and Pakistan. With China’s bankrolling and global sway, Russia’s muscular strength and information warfare, and Pakistan’s geostrategic location and its hard-earned experience with terrorism, this emerging strategic relationship has all the political ingredients and economic capital to shape the global environment for years to come.
Hassan Zaheer is a postgraduate in Sociology from the University of Karachi with specialization in Sociology of Religion and Politics. He is currently working as a Non-Resident Research Associate with the Centre for Strategic and Contemporary Research (CSCR), Islamabad, where he works on the intersection of ideas, strategy, religion, and politics, and their influence on state and society. His areas of interests are social contract, history of ideas, authoritarianism, political economy, international relations and strategic studies with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Eastern and Western Europe and Asia.