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An Emerging Powerhouse in Eurasian Geopolitics : The Shanghai Sýx+

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  • Suat Oksuz

    () (Ege University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations)

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The paper is a study of a rather recent regional interstate formation in Asia, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Its background and progress is highlighted. With all indications, the organisation has caught the attention of researchers and will continue to occupy the agenda of the 21st century international politics. Bearing in mind the size and weight of its membership within the area it spans, the organisation is set to be a powerhouse to reckon with beyond its regional borders. After its structure is described, what the organisation implies for Russian and Chinese interests is taken up. The Organisation has significant implications for the Central Asian States and the neighboring countries. As an institutional actor in the global game, its regional and global implications are highlighted.

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  • Suat Oksuz, 2009. "An Emerging Powerhouse in Eurasian Geopolitics : The Shanghai Sýx+," Ege Academic Review, Ege University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, vol. 9(2), pages 713-734.
  • Handle: RePEc:ege:journl:v:9:y:2009:i:2:p:713-734
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    Keywords

    regional cooperation; geopolitics; security; energy; Central Asia.;

    JEL classification:

    • N55 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - Asia including Middle East
    • N75 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - Asia including Middle East

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