Shanghai Cooperation Organization

I’ve been watching the above organization for a while as I think it intends (or would like to) come up with an international payments system that will challenge the US dollar’s preminance. Not the point of this post though.

By chance I’ve come across various ‘Russian watchers’ who are saying that Putin was humiliated and sidelined at the meeting, something that i hadn’t noticed:

“Putin publicly humiliated again” - Even Kyrgyzstan’s president keeps the Kremlin boss waiting…

Samantha de Bendern is an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House specialised in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. An interesting YouTube video: