Balance of Power in Asia in 2020s: Locating Afghanistan


  • Mirwais Balkhi Georgetown University-Qatar



Rigid Balancing, All-Around Balancing, Sub-Systems, Outsider Balancer


Balance of Power is one of the main areas of discussion among the theorists in International Relations and national security. The state as a key player plays to balance power with other states against an offensive power within an order to maintain security by reducing threads. Asia has been a good model for studying the balance of power in different sub-systems and all-around Asia. I would discuss in this paper, how the formation of alliances happens in Asia’s various regions, Asia’s trans-regional spheres, and overall, Asia. The nature & significances of the Asiatic equilibrium of power, the role of the US as an outside balancer, and what we would be witnessed in the 2020s, are also at the core of this paper.


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Balkhi, M. (2022). Balance of Power in Asia in 2020s: Locating Afghanistan. CenRaPS Journal of Social Sciences, 4(1), 189-205.