The leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) are in Kyrgyzstan for an annual summit.
The meeting comes as tensions are growing between the United States and China over their escalating trade war.
Meanwhile, observer state Iran is seeking support against Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign.
So, what purpose does the SCO serve globally?
Presenter: Adrian Finighan
Alexey Khlebnikov – Foreign policy analyst with the Russian International Affairs Council
David Arase – Professor of international politics at SAIS Hopkins-Nanjing Center
Richard Weitz – Security analyst at Wikistrat
Source: Al Jazeera and news agencies