shanghai cooperation organization

Can China Win in Afghanistan?

China has long been working to strengthen relationships with nearby Central Asian states. While regional security and economic development are primary motivations for Beijing’s interaction with Central Asia, a press...

SCO Summit Closes in Beijing

The 12th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) came to a close on Thursday in Beijing. Caspionet gives a summary of the SCO’s membership and goals: Made up of Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan,...

Expansion and Iran on Table at SCO Summit

From June 6-7, China will be hosting the 2012 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Beijing. The SCO is an international mutual-security organization thought by some to be a collective attempt to counter NATO and...

China, Central Asian States Hold Anti-Terror Drill

China staged anti-terrorism mock drills with neighboring Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in a region of Western Xinjiang suspected by the Chinese government of harboring separatists. This one-day drill was held by the Shanghai...

Russia and China Leaders to Meet at Security Summit

From Reuters: The six-nation SCO, led by Russia and China, will meet in the Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent on Thursday, a day after the United Nations Security Council is expected to approve fresh sanctions against a...

Zhang Wen: “China, America, and Afghanistan”

ChinaGeeks translates a post from former journalist Zhang Wen about President Obama’s announcement of a troop surge in Afghanistan and Chinese media reports headlined, ““China responds to Obama’s troop increase:...

Asian Displeasure at Russia’s Move on Georgia: Opinion

The International Herald Tribune reports that Russia is not getting the help it has grown to expect from its Asian neighbors — China top among them — over the recent conflict with former Soviet satellite Georgia: The...

Russia’s Isolation Plays into China’s Hands

AP reports on China’s role in dealing with Russia’s recent actions in Georgia at the recent Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit: As Moscow’s combative rhetoric leaves it increasingly isolated, China may...

China and Russia: The Gendarmes of Eurasia

Stephen Blank, a professor at the US Army War College, argues at EurasiaNet.org that recent protests in and around Tibet provide a “repression blueprint” to other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Group. “It...

Sino-Russian Relations: From ‘Prickly’ to Warm

Greg Torode writes in the South China Morning Post (subscription only) how a changing Russia, having turned its attention away from Asia after the collapse of the Soviet Union, is looking east again. According to one strategic...

Crouching Alliance, Hidden Angst? РYu Bin (于滨)

From YaleGlobal Online: In mid-August, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) conducted a multi-state military exercise in Russia’s Volga-Urals region, code-named “Peace-Mission 2007.” The SCO allowed some 80 nations to observe rehearsal of the drill, but not the US, an omission that could command considerable outside attention, if not alarm. The joint exercise has prompted some […]

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