Says the BBC, echoing the Volgi who will beg your pardon as he quotes himself:
Last, from the perspective of Americans, do note the hole in the middle of the SCO in that logo: Mongolia, perhaps the most pro-American country in Asia. And give a thought to aiding them in preserving their liberty and developing their economy. We are a terrifying enemy, but are also often a terrible ally. (As the Turks noticed after the First Gulf War, the British, Poles, etc., after the Second, etc. Not even to mention the late Republic of Vietnam.) Anyone in a position to remedy that—please fight to do so with constant vigilance. Reward our friends early and often.