Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 3(8), pp. 340–349, August, 2015.
Changing World Order and the Evolving Triangular Relationship among China, India and United States: The Possibility of Shifting the Pivot Position of US.
Nishantha Hettiarachchi and Dr. Upul Abeyrathne
1Ph. D. Candidate in Political Science, Department of Public Policy, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka. Corresponding author’s E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Policy, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka. E-mail: email@example.com
Accepted 31 August 2015
The end of cold
war had marked a beginning of new world order. China and India became
significant actors for their gradual rise into great stature in
international politics. The developments in international politics such
as terrorism had posed threats and open economic policy created new
opportunities. Those developments required cooperation among the US.
China and India. The relations among the three nations had been
conceptualized as strategic triangle following the realist school of
international politics where US was perceived as the pivot actor. The
objective of the study was to map the content of relationship among US.
China and India through a historical perspective. Consequently, an
attempt was made to predict the possible direction of this triangular
relations and motives for such relations resulted in new type world
order characterized by multipolar powers while United States remaining
as the super power in the foreseeable future. The data for the study was
collected through secondary sources and they had been descriptive
presented to identify evolving trends of relations among the three
nations. The study had concluded that Chinese and Indian ascendancy
would displace US as the super power in the 21st Century.
Cite This Article As: Hettiarachchi N, Abeyrathne U (2015). Changing World Order and the Evolving Triangular Relationship among China, India and United States: The Possibility of Shifting the Pivot Position of US. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 3(8): 340-349