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SCO and the elusive anti-American coalition

Russia and China want to build a united front against the US in Eurasia, but the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is not a credible vehicle for it.

Participants at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation leaders' summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Sept 16, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), whose leaders gathered this week in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, is named after one of the modern world's great maritime nodes - the port city of Shanghai.

But its agenda is purely continental - that of stabilising the Eurasian landmass under the leadership of China and Russia.

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