A handshake between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain was one of the big moments at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Qingdao. Photo: Reuters A handshake between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain was one of the big moments at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Qingdao. Photo: Reuters
A handshake between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain was one of the big moments at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Qingdao. Photo: Reuters
Raffaello Pantucci
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Raffaello Pantucci

From China to Central Asia, a regional security bloc’s long, slow march towards an alternative world order

The world’s attention was on Singapore and Charlevoix but the future may have been in the Chinese city of Qingdao

A handshake between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain was one of the big moments at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Qingdao. Photo: Reuters A handshake between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain was one of the big moments at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Qingdao. Photo: Reuters
A handshake between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain was one of the big moments at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Qingdao. Photo: Reuters
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Raffaello Pantucci

Raffaello Pantucci

Raffaello Pantucci is a senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London and a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore. His work focuses on terrorism, counter-terrorism and China's Eurasian relations. He has a forthcoming book on China's relations with Central Asia and most of his work can be found at raffaellopantucci.com. Prior to Covid-19, he spent a good portion of his time traversing the Eurasian continent seeking understanding about the new continental dynamics.