As leaders gather for the SCO summit in Tajikistan, Afghanistan dominates the agenda.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is in its twentieth year – and they are dealing with a major challenge at this year’s event. With the Taliban back in power, what is Afghanistan’s future and how does it affect the region?
- Qinduo Xu is a senior fellow at the Pangoal Institution and host of CGTN’s Dialogue Weekend.
- Saeed Khan is is a lecturer on Near East and Asian Studies at Wayne State University.
- Zardasht Shams is the former deputy head of mission at the Afghanistan embassy in Islamabad.
- Eugene Chausovsky is a geopolitical analyst and Former Senior Eurasia Analyst at Stratfor.
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#Tehran’s participation in a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) conference demonstrates the importance it places on regional cooperation, Iranian President #Raisi says before leaving for Tajikistan on his first foreign trip since taking office.https://t.co/sKtiTcTZgt
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