The Effects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on Regional Geopolitics

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) brings a multidimensional shift in regional geopolitics. The objective of this study examines the changing dynamics in regional geopolitics regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by analyzing the theoretical spectrum of the geopolitical theories of Heartland and Rimland. This paper hypothesized the economic gravity of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor could potential to develop a favorable geopolitical environment across the region. In sum, the outcomes of this research, the CPEC could transform the regional geopolitics from conventional to critical as converting the current hostile geopolitical environment into favorable geopolitics regarding its geo-economic potential. Resultantly, CPEC will convert the economic vulnerable, and war turn zone into economic well-being, peace and stable region.

Keywords: CPEC  Heartland Theory  Rimland Theory  Regional Geopolitics  Geo-Economic


  • Iqtidar Hussain*

Israr Hussain

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), Shanghai, China

  • Guo Ke

Professor, Dean School of Journalism and Communication, Shanghai International Studies University, China

  • Muhammadi Muhammadi

School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Shanghai International Studies University, China

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