Monday, September 16, 2013

SCO glimpses a new Eurasia in Bishkek By Brendan P O'Reilly

Asia Times Online :: SCO glimpses a new Eurasia in Bishkek
So the question must be asked.
Does this expansion include Iran, Afghanistan,   Pakistan.  Perhaps India, Turkey or even Iraq?

If it does, its a game changer and  all bets are off. :-)


By Brendan P O'Reilly
The groundwork for a new Eurasian order was laid in remote Kyrgyzstan, even as the world's attention remains focused on diplomatic maneuvers over Syria. The annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) last week brought together an assembly of heads of state opposed to American unilateral dominance, from Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping to Iran's newly elected President Hassan Rouhani.
In the wake of the negotiated settlement over Syria's chemical weapons, and with the continuing waning of America's relative power, the SCO will be an increasingly relevant regional and
global institution. Furthermore, this emerging alliance is poised to expand.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization was founded in 2001 by China, Russia, and the former Soviet states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The primary goals of the SCO were combating the "three evils" of terrorism, separatism, and extremism. From this humble beginning, the SCO has evolved into a nascent political, economic, and military alliance broadly opposed to Western global dominance. READ MORE

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