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Iran on the go with the SCO

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi delivers a speech during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 17 September, 2021 (Photo: Reuters/Didor Sadulloev).

Author: Jingdong Yuan, University of Sydney At its most recent meeting in Tajikistan this September, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) started a formal process to grant Iran full membership. This will be the second time the organisation expands after accepting…

Biden’s ‘America First’ trade policy

US President Joe Biden participates virtually with the ASEAN summit from an auditorium at the White House in Washington, US, 26 October 2021 (Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst).

Author: Editorial Board, ANU Nine months into the Biden presidency, it’s becoming apparent that the US administration doesn’t have a trade policy of its own. Former president Donald Trump’s import tariffs on Chinese goods remain in place, as does his…