Sino-Russian Relations within the Framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Khayrulla Umarov, Kimberly Millier


This paper explores the relationship between Russia and China within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Originally created to resolve the border issues among the Central Asian countries, Russia, and China, the organization is now focused on ensuring regional security in Central Asia. In the reapproachment of the SCO member countries, a divergence of interests emerged, primarily between Russia and China. This article presents the views of experts and specialists from Russia, China, and the United States regarding the divergence of interests and the perceived influence of the United States in the region.


SCO, regional security, cooperation, Central Asia, Russia, China, United States


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