Bludgers that might just make Artists look modest

Foreign policy people who form useless international organisations that achieve bugger all. We need a cost benefit analysis on MFAT as a starting point.

If Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires, Asia has been the graveyard of international organizations, and the SCO seems doomed to share the fate of SEATO, ASEAN, APEC, AP-6 and many others. These organizations (SEATO died through lack of interest in the 1970s, but the rest still exist) have held many meetings, but it?s hard to point to a single substantive achievement between them. And most of these organizations had a more coherent membership and rationale than does the SCO, which looks rather like a salon des refus?s formed in defiance of the corresponding organizations of liberal democracies.

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