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Xuesong Fan1, Kristina Kondakova1
  • 1 HSE University, 20 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

NATO and the SCO: Their Conceptual Foundationsand Implementation in the Work of Organizations

2022. Vol. 17. No. 4. P. 124–147 [issue contents]
On 24 February 2022, Russian president Vladimir Putin, during his address to the citizens of Russia, announced aspecial military operation in Ukraine. Since then, the international environment on the Eurasian continent, and theworld order that has existed for 30 years after the Cold War, has changed. The armed conflict in Ukraine, which occurredas a result of North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) policy, has revealed once again the differences between the approachesof Russia, China, and western countries to world order and multilateral cooperation. This article analyzesthe principles of activity, goals, and decision-making mechanisms of two key international security organizations—the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and NATO. Thus, this article defines the characteristic features ofNATO and SCO approaches to ensuring regional security.In addition, in view of the suspension of Russiaʼs membership in many international organizations and the adoptionof a new NATO Strategic Concept, it seems especially relevant to intensify cooperation within the organizations inwhich the Russian Federation retains enduring influence. In this regard, the issues and the prospects for developingand strengthening the SCOʼs role on the world stage in the context of the current geopolitical situation were alsoconsidered.

This article was submitted on 12.07.2022
Citation: Fan X., Kondakova K. (2022) NATO and the SCO: Their Conceptual Foundations and Implementation in the Work of Organizations. International Organisations Research Journal, vol. 17, no 4, pp. 124–127 (in English).
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