Reminding the different phases of the formation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation since the first meeting of the ‘Shanghai Five’ on April 26, 1996, the author shortly introduces each participant’s vision of the things ― insisting on the challenge posed by the U.S. strategy design to weaken the SCO through individual arrangements with each target country, and by the attachment of Central Asian participants to the preservation of the status quo, with the certainty that sticking with China and Russia will better ensure the longevity of the region’s regimes.

The Redaction
CER: II-7.1-559