Commentary: A New Eurasia?: The Future of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
June 15, 2006
Five years ago, four Central Asian states (without Turkmenistan) teamed with regional powers Russia and China to institutionalize a set of earlier agreements on border security, and to extend the new organization’s writ into additional spheres. These included security cooperation, against what was termed the “three evil forces” of terrorism, separatism, and extremism, and the facilitation of regional trade and investment.