Challenges and the future direction of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
12th EBES Conference
Eurasia Business and Economics Society
School of Business
The SCO faces the challenges of eliminating religious extremism, ethnic separatism and international terrorism; improving trust and cohesion among members; better managing relations with external parties; developing an enlargement policy; improving policy implementation; facilitating greater economic interaction; and improving their slow pace of decision making. To consolidate its growing status the organisation must continue to improve communications and relationships between all stakeholders; develop deeper trust between members; better address legal economic and security issues; and generate stronger leadership from its two largest members Russia and China.