The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has emerged as a significant multinational Eurasian group. From the beginning, it has been struggling to combat the menace of radicalized militancy, while at the same time promoting the Shanghai spirit among member states.
India and Pakistan have been developing, testing and operationalizing missiles of various classes and capabilities. Both claim these missiles — whether conventional or nuclear — are imperative for the defense of their sovereignty.
Islamabad and Washington have drifted apart. Despite diplomatic efforts for reconciliation, both are unable to prevent the increasing mistrust between them. But the continuing strain cannot continue, or it could inadvertently benefit transnational terrorists and destabilize the region.