As NATO is increasingly engaged in Afghanistan, a new player has entered into the scene and carved out a slice of the Afghan security pie – the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, or SCO. In her essay “NATO and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: New Energy Geopolitics for the Transatlantic Alliance,” Dr. Christina Y. Lin, currently a Visiting Fellow at AICGS and Researcher for Jane’s Information Group, looks at the growing global role the SCO is aspiring toward and how its presence in the energy security debate as well as its potential as a military alliance will shape the future of NATO and transatlantic relations.

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