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Fels, Enrico: Assessing Eurasia’s Powerhouse – An Inquiry into the Nature of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Situated in what Sir Halford Mackinder has called the ‘Eurasian heartland’ the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) covers a region of utmost geopolitical importance. Central Asia is not only rich in resources, culture and history but also central to a struggle in which three major powers – China, Russia, and the United States – compete for strategic influence. Having both China and Russia as member states the SCO is currently the most important regional organisation in Central Asia and a cornerstone of Moscow’s and Beijing’s regional strategic policies.

Last update: 25/08/2018