The most varied assessments have been formulated during the past five years as to the functions of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. In the present optimistic study, the authors have been endeavouring to explore what practical problems this organisation could help solve, and to which extent the SCO’s engagement in trade is likely to entail favourable developments in the region. N. Norling and N. Swanström notably suggest that increased interdependence and regional cooperation in Eurasia will raise the costs of conflicts and provided a climate conductive to entrepreneurship and cross-border interactions.

The Redaction
CER: II-7.4.A-631