Shanghai Cooperation Organization backs Russia

Utterly unsurprising, but worth noting: Moscow’s position on missile defense has received backing from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Via Reuters: Russia won the backing of China and other members of a regional security body in criticizing U.S. plans for a missile shield, saying on Wednesday it could undermine global security. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), ...

By , a professor at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.

Utterly unsurprising, but worth noting: Moscow's position on missile defense has received backing from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Via Reuters:

Utterly unsurprising, but worth noting: Moscow’s position on missile defense has received backing from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Via Reuters:

Russia won the backing of China and other members of a regional security body in criticizing U.S. plans for a missile shield, saying on Wednesday it could undermine global security.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a security bloc grouping Russia, China and four ex-Soviet Central Asian states, signed a declaration condemning any unilateral build-up of missile defenses after their leaders met in the Kazakh capital.

"The unilateral and unlimited build-up of missile defense by a single state or by a narrow group of states could damage strategic stability and international security," the six members of the SCO said in the declaration.

David Bosco is a professor at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. He is the author of The Poseidon Project: The Struggle to Govern the World’s Oceans. Twitter: @multilateralist

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