Let’s Tune In: Iran joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

On September 15th, Iran signed the memorandum of commitment toward the Shanghai cooperation organization becoming a permanent member of it. According to Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the agreement will not be only a normal relationship among states but it will open a new stage for Iran. It will have an important impact on the economy, transit, and energy cooperation. Its membership will be official in April 2023.

China’s Push Into the Indian Ocean: How Can the United States Contain Its Growing Reach?

China’s entry into the Indian Ocean region, through economic investments and political agency is dramatically changing regional dynamics. For decades, the United States has maintained a considerable presence across this vast body of water. The expansion of Beijing’s influence requires the powers in Washington to strengthen their military and economic instruments in the region.