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...

China and Russia: The Gendarmes of Eurasia

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

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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