The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Eurasian Geopolitics

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Eurasian Geopolitics : New Directions, Perspectives, and Challenges

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has developed into a key regional security group in Asia, its member states representing no less than "half of humanity". Alarmists believe that the SCO is making itself into a NATO of the East, thus posing a long-term threat to the West. Moreover, several members are key players in economic development and energy production, hence political developments within the SCO can no longer be ignored by the global market. Even so, the organization has long been disregarded by political leaders in the West and is seldom reported in Western media or analysed in academic works. As such, this ground-breaking volume - the first study to properly treat a key regional grouping in Asia and with contributors from across the region and beyond - will be a key reference for many specialists and academics working on Asian affairs.
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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 20mm | 635.03g
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • English
  • New
  • Maps and illustrations
  • 8776941078
  • 9788776941079
  • 1,582,290

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Contents: Preface 1. Too Many Plans for War, Too Few Common Values 2. The Spirit of the Silk Road: The SCO and China's Relations with Central Asia 3. The SCO Ten Years After 4. The Institutional and Political Transformation of the SCO in the Context of Geopolitical Changes in Central Asia 5. The SCO and NATO 6. Relations between the SCO and United States 7. The Evolution of the U.S. Attitude towards the SCO 8. The Importance of the SCO in a Russian Perspective 9. The SCO and How Chinese Foreign Policy Works 10. India and the SCO 11. Rethinking Regional Organizations: Turkey and the SCO 12. The Shanghai Spirit and SCO Mechanisms: Beyond Geopolitics 13. Friendship with Moderation: The Central Asian Point of View on the SCO 14. The SCO and Prospects for Regional Economic Cooperation in Central Asia 15. Financial Cooperation among SCO Member States 16. The SCO: An Energy Alliance in the Making 17. Central Asia, Energy, and Trade Policies from the SCO's Perspective Index
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About Michael Fredholm

Michael Fredholm of the Stockholm International Program for Central Asian Studies is a historian and defence analyst who has written extensively on the history, defence strategies, security policies, and energy sector developments of Eurasia. At SIPCAS, he has made a special study of Central Asian geopolitics, Afghanistan and Islamic extremism.
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