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SCO, Afghanistan, US

I told you earlier that I would keep you up to date on all Shanghai Cooperation Organization issues and happenings here, but I went on vacation and David Kampf at FPA’s Rising Powers beat me too it. Here’s his blog piece about a Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit on Afghanistan.  For the first time a US official attended a SCO meeting.  Could this be the beginning of a beautiful friendship?  Not likely, as the seems largely built to keep foreigners out of China and Russia’s ‘sphere of influence’ in Central Asia, but if this meeting could help them cooperate more Afghanistan/Pakistan stability than it would be worthwhile enough.

See you over at Afghanistan.

 

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Patrick Frost

Patrick Frost recently graduated from New York University's Masters Program in Political Science - International Relations. His MA thesis analyzed the capabilities and objectives of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Central Asia and beyond and explored how these affected U.S. interests and policy.

Areas of Focus:
Eurasia, American Foreign Policy, Ideology, SCO

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