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Iran’s Membership Raises the SCO’s Profile – and Expectations
September 21, 2021

Iran’s Membership Raises the SCO’s Profile – and Expectations

By Ovigwe Eguegu and Javairyah Kulthum Aatif
After adding Tehran to its ranks, the SCO will face its biggest test yet: maintaining stability in Afghanistan.  

Russia Fearmongering About Afghan Refugees
August 24, 2021

Russia Fearmongering About Afghan Refugees

By Catherine Putz
Putin is warning of “militants under the guise of refugees” in an effort to dissuade Central Asian states from cooperating with U.S. evacuation efforts.
Afghanistan and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
July 14, 2021

Afghanistan and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

By Ahmad Bilal Khalil
Why is the Afghan government pursuing full membership in the SCO, and what would that step mean for the grouping?

How China Uses the People’s Armed Police as Agents of Diplomacy
November 20, 2020

How China Uses the People’s Armed Police as Agents of Diplomacy

By Bonnie Girard
An instrument of domestic repression now doubles as a diplomatic tool.

Uzbekistan Nudges SCO in Economic Direction
November 16, 2020

Uzbekistan Nudges SCO in Economic Direction

By Umida Hashimova
Economic matters have been rising on the agenda of the predominantly security-focused regional organization.

Xi Champions Multilateralism at SCO Amid COVID Concerns and Sino-Indian Tensions
November 12, 2020

Xi Champions Multilateralism at SCO Amid COVID Concerns and Sino-Indian Tensions

By Eleanor Albert
The SCO Summit went virtual this year amid the pandemic, but the content of the meeting was the same as always: big talk, little action.

China-India Tensions Put New Delhi at the Margins of the SCO
September 29, 2020

China-India Tensions Put New Delhi at the Margins of the SCO

By Phunchok Stobdan
As Sino-India relations enter free-fall, New Delhi finds itself at the margins of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Indian and Chinese Foreign Ministers Fail to Achieve Breakthrough in Ladakh Crisis
September 11, 2020

Indian and Chinese Foreign Ministers Fail to Achieve Breakthrough in Ladakh Crisis

By Abhijnan Rej
The joint statement after the Moscow meeting on September 10 shows modest positive gains for India.

How Is the SCO’s ‘Shanghai Spirit’ Faring in 2020?
September 11, 2020

How Is the SCO’s ‘Shanghai Spirit’ Faring in 2020?

By Catherine Putz
With India-China tensions at a boil, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s foreign ministers are gathering in Moscow.

Post-COVID, China Set to Gain in Central Asia
July 29, 2020

Post-COVID, China Set to Gain in Central Asia

By Aleksey Asiryan
Beijing is well positioned to continue growing its influence in Central Asia, though some challenges remain ahead.

Does India Gain Anything From the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
January 01, 2020

Does India Gain Anything From the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Any benefits from the SCO are cancelled out by the presence of China and Pakistan.
20 Years of Russia’s Institutionalism in Eurasia
December 26, 2019

20 Years of Russia’s Institutionalism in Eurasia

By Janko Šćepanović
What is Russia trying to accomplish with the CSTO, SCO, and EAEU?

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