The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Eurasian Geopolitics: New Directions, Perspectives, and Challenges
- About the Book
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has developed into a key regional security group in Asia, its member states representing no less than “half of humanity.” Alarmists believe that the SCO is making itself into a NATO of the East, thus posing a long-term threat to the West. Moreover, several members are key players in economic development and energy production, hence political developments within the SCO can no longer be ignored by the global market. Even so, the organization has long been disregarded by political leaders in the West and is seldom reported in Western media or analyzed in academic works. As such, this ground-breaking volume with contributors from across the region and beyond will be a key reference for many specialists and academics working on Asian affairs.
- About the Author(s)
Michael Fredholm, EditorMichael Fredholm is an historian who has published extensively on the history, security policies, and energy sector developments of Eurasia. He has worked as an independent academic advisor to governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental bodies for more than two decades and regularly has been called upon to train Swedish and Coalition intelligence officers of the military contingent in Afghanistan. His recent books include The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Eurasian Geopolitics: New Directions, Perspectives, and Challenges, Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism: Past Experience, Future Outlook, and Response Strategies, and Transnational Organized Crime and Jihadist Terrorism: Russian-Speaking Networks in Western Europe.