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Guam, the Center of Asia Pacific: A Source of Geo-Strategic Rivalry between China and the US

Barkat Ali, Nazim Rahim and Muhammad Usman Ullah
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Barkat Ali: MPhil Scholar,Department of Political Science & IR,Qurtuba University of Science & IT, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
Nazim Rahim: Assistant Professor,Department of Political Science & IR,Qurtuba University of Science & IT, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
Muhammad Usman Ullah: Research Fellow, Humanity Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Global Political Review, 2018, vol. 3, issue 2, 52-60

Abstract: Guam is the U.S. unincorporated territory and military (base), which lies in the western part of the Pacific Islands. Guam serves as the lynchpin for the U.S. influence in the Pacific, is became the flashpoint between two nuclear powers of the region i.e. United States of America and China, due to its strategic geopolitical position. Nevertheless, Guam remained a conducive place for the U.S. naval basing as well as the territory to provide shorten and strategic edge for Washington to sustain her hegemony and influence in the region. The aim of this research paper is that, could the U.S. sustain her hold over Guam while facing the Chinese mesmerizing and clear empirical indicators of its military forces, particularly its navy, air force, missile technology, and its rapidly expanding marine corps, as the arbiters of a new global order—one that stands opposed to U.S. national interests and threat to its close allies in the region.

Keywords: U.S.; China; Guam; Pacific Island; Unincorporated territory; Battlefield (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.31703/gpr.2018(III-II).06

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