The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Is No ‘New Warsaw’ or ‘Eastern NATO’

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Is No ‘New Warsaw’ or ‘Eastern NATO’

Although the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a regional organization that is generally externally focused in its declarations and statements, it is internally focused in its practices and actions.

Vali Kaleji is Ph.D. in Regional Studies, Central Asia and Caucasian Studies, in Tehran, Iran. He has published numerous analytical articles on Eurasian issues at the Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily Monitor, the American Foreign Policy Council’s Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, and the Valdai Club. He can be reached at [email protected].

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