ASIAN Journal of International Peace & Security (AJIPS) <p class="aboutus-text"><strong>ASIAN Journal of International Peace and Security (AJIPS)</strong> is an <strong>HEC recognized (Y category) </strong>quarterly [since 2021, previously biannual (2020 and annual 2017-2019)] double-blind peer-review research journal of the <strong>Foundation for Advancement of Independent Research and Learning for International Peace and Security (FAIRLIPS).</strong> The foundation aims to promote independent research and learning, both indispensable for securing international peace and security.</p> <p class="aboutus-text">The journal endeavors to advance the mission, principles, aims, and objectives of the foundation. It believes in the principles of strict adherence to objectivity, impartiality, and neutrality as well as access to truth and its transmission. Its main aim is to supplement the foundation’s objectives particularly: to create, promote and disseminate knowledge, and; to provide researchers from all over the world especially from the developing states such as Pakistan and other regional countries a forum to help publish their research on fast track basis.</p> Foundation for Advancement of Independent Research & Learning for International Peace & Security (FAIRLIPS) en-US ASIAN Journal of International Peace & Security (AJIPS) 2707-8809 From Cooperation to Competition: The Evolution of the US-China Relations since the Cold War <p>This study examines the intricate dynamics between the United States and China in the<br>post-Cold War era, focusing on their evolving relationship under the aegis of various<br>American and Chinese presidencies. The paper pursues two primary objectives; to<br>discern the factors driving the transition from cooperation to competition in the<br>bilateral relationship, and; to scrutinize how these shifts manifested under successive<br>administrations in both countries. Employing a Realist approach anchored in balance of<br>power theory, the study uses content analysis to critically assess a diverse array of<br>primary and secondary sources, including but not limited to, policy documents,<br>speeches, and scholarly papers. The analysis spans multiple domains—economic,<br>technological, geopolitical, and human rights—offering a granular look at the policies<br>and strategies each administration employed to manage this complex relationship. By<br>incorporating the Chinese perspective, the paper enriches the dialogue surrounding the<br>US-China relations, providing a more balanced and nuanced understanding. The study<br>culminates in a comprehensive appraisal of the current state of relations, along with<br>insights and recommendations for future policy and scholarly exploration. This<br>research serves as a significant contribution to existing literature, shedding new light<br>on the complexities and unexplored avenues in one of the most critical bilateral<br>relationships shaping the modern international order.</p> Hasim Turker Copyright (c) 2023 ASIAN Journal of International Peace & Security (AJIPS) 2023-06-15 2023-06-15 7 3 1 22 The Conundrum of Taiwan Issue: Implications on World Politics <p>This qualitative study examines the complex dynamics of the Taiwan-China dispute and<br>its wide-ranging effects on the world economy and politics. The Taiwan dispute, which<br>has its roots in the aftermath of the Chinese Civil War, has gained prominence in<br>international relations, and the US's strong involvement in it directly challenges China,<br>the most populous country on earth and a rising global power. This study attempts to<br>offer a nuanced understanding of the complex aspects of the Taiwan-China dispute by<br>utilizing a qualitative methodology that combines in-depth interviews, content analysis<br>of diplomatic discourse, and historical record inspection. The results emphasize that<br>current geopolitical dynamics need to be reevaluated and that diplomatic dialogue is<br>the best means of achieving peaceful resolutions. Moreover, the research underscores<br>the possible worldwide ramifications of intensified measures, specifically concerning<br>the United States and China. This study advances our understanding of how geopolitical<br>tensions, sovereignty concerns, and their effects on the world economy interact.</p> Zahid Yaseen Muhammad Muzaffar Khadija Shahbaz Copyright (c) 2023 ASIAN Journal of International Peace & Security (AJIPS) 2023-06-15 2023-06-15 7 3 23 33