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09.03.2024 Boris Kushhov

On 1-2 February 2024, an enlarged meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council was held in Almaty, which resulted in a vector for the development of the Eurasian partnership both within the EAEU and in the expansion of the partnership between this organisation and the SCO. The success of the meeting and its profound symbolism seem obvious – however, political and economic ties in the Eurasian space are developing intensively not only on the multilateral “track”…

19.07.2023 Vladimir Terehov

On July 4, the 22nd summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) since its founding in 2001 took place in New Delhi via video conference. Following is a list of the participating countries in the order that their heads of state signed the final “Declaration,” which was adopted at the start of the event: India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan. They were joined by Iran, which was one of the main results of this summit. In the author’s opinion, its significance is rather conditioned by the context of the current stage…

18.07.2023 Phil Butler

The United States leadership is squirming to resolidify ties with parts of the world that either bombed, invaded, or marginalized in recent decades. The prime example of marginalization is India. However, without the current gigantic trade surpluses boosting Indian confidence in America, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to do much less tightrope-walking between Washington and the emerging multipolar world. Since the end of the Cold War, India has practiced a multi-aligned foreign policy. This may soon change. It’s no secret that Indian businesses are raking in billions on discounted Russian crude oil. According to the latest reports…

06.07.2023 Alexandr Svaranc

As you are aware, current US-Iranian relations have been separated into two phases: collaboration from 1947 to February 1979, before Iran’s Islamic Revolution, and conflict from February 1979 to the present. Following the Islamic Revolution, the overthrow of Reza Shah Pahlavi’s rule and capturing the US Embassy officers in Tehran in 1980, the United States has broken diplomatic relations with Iran. It cannot be said that the main reason for the ongoing confrontation between the United States and Iran is the theocratic regime in Tehran and the lack of democracy in that country. Also, because of regional variances in customs, religious beliefs…

08.06.2023 Fernando Gaillardo
SCO national currencies instead of the dollar - a vital need

The upcoming session of the Council of the SCO Leaders in July will include discussions on boosting the usage of national currencies in trade between member nations. This topic was previously addressed, and a plan was established during the organization’s summit in Samarkand in September 2022. The SCO is currently one of the most extensive regional associations worldwide, providing unparalleled potential for collaboration between its participants on political, economic, security, humanitarian, and cultural matters. The organization is consistently evolving into a completely autonomous and self-sufficient structure, emerging…