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Will SCO Become Another Warsaw Pact?

It is fair to say that the Shanghai Cooperative Organisation is not an aggressive alliance against the US and will not become one in the near future either. Nevertheless, the renewed call of the Russian foreign ministry on July 15 that foreign troops in central Asia must leave as the situation in Afghanistan had stabilised, should be interpreted as the SCO's worry about US encroachment in central Asia in the name of anti-terrorism. The US has also begun to feel uneasy about SCO's power in neutralising its ambition to "Americanise" central Asia.

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