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At the 2016 Xiangshan Forum, China Outlines a Vision for Regional Security Governance
October 15, 2016
At the 2016 Xiangshan Forum, China Outlines a Vision for Regional Security Governance
Beijing has a plan for a new regional security architecture, and it’s not based around alliances.
At the 2016 Xiangshan Forum, China Outlines a Vision for Regional Security Governance
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
June 24, 2016
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
Putin has big Eurasian dreams and more on the SCO; recommended reads.
How Important Is China to Central Asia?
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
June 24, 2016
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
In the end, the Shanghai Spirit is still just a flimsy ghost.
What’s Happening at the 2016 SCO Summit in Uzbekistan? Depends On Who You Ask
Uzbekistan Prepares for SCO Summit by Closing Its Borders
June 15, 2016
Uzbekistan Prepares for SCO Summit by Closing Its Borders
As a security measure, Uzbekistan has reportedly closed its borders with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
Uzbekistan Prepares for SCO Summit by Closing Its Borders
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
June 09, 2016
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
Moscow has plans for a region-wide air defense system.
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
May 26, 2016
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
After 15 years, the group is set to expand this summer.
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia
May 24, 2016
China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia
Beijing's belt fits with Kazakhstan's sunny path, but questions remain on its compatibility with the EEU.
China Pushes One Belt, One Road in Central Asia
Uzbekistan's Karimov Out-Talks Putin in Moscow
April 28, 2016
Uzbekistan's Karimov Out-Talks Putin in Moscow
Karimov rambled about vegetables and doesn't think the SCO should get involved in Afghanistan.
Uzbekistan's Karimov Out-Talks Putin in Moscow
Nepal Becomes Shanghai Cooperation Organization Dialogue Partner
March 24, 2016
Nepal Becomes Shanghai Cooperation Organization Dialogue Partner
Nepal is the latest Asian state to become a dialogue partner of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Nepal Becomes Shanghai Cooperation Organization Dialogue Partner
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
December 23, 2015
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
What was once an adversarial relationship is giving way to a strategic partnership.
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
SCO Prime Ministers Gather in China to Talk Trade and Terrorism
December 15, 2015
SCO Prime Ministers Gather in China to Talk Trade and Terrorism
In Ufa the SCO set goals and in Zhengzhou they should chart a course for implementation.
SCO Prime Ministers Gather in China to Talk Trade and Terrorism
Chinese Vice President Visits Afghanistan
November 04, 2015
Chinese Vice President Visits Afghanistan
Li Yuanchao, the vice president of China, visited Afghanistan.
Chinese Vice President Visits Afghanistan
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Growing Pains
September 18, 2015
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Growing Pains
The euphoria of summer is bumping up against some tricky political realities.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Growing Pains
Coalition of the Unwilling: Pakistan and India Bring Confrontation to the SCO
July 30, 2015
Coalition of the Unwilling: Pakistan and India Bring Confrontation to the SCO
India and Pakistan joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization won't smooth the forum's transformation.
Coalition of the Unwilling: Pakistan and India Bring Confrontation to the SCO
Russia's 'Pivot to Asia' and the SCO
July 21, 2015
Russia's 'Pivot to Asia' and the SCO
Richard Weitz on Russia's "pivot to Asia," Sino-Russia relations, and the future of the SCO
Russia's 'Pivot to Asia' and the SCO
How Angry is Kyrgyzstan at America?
July 17, 2015
How Angry is Kyrgyzstan at America?
Updates on reaction to U.S. human rights award for jailed Kyrgyz and some recommended Central Asia links for the weekend.
How Angry is Kyrgyzstan at America?
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