Optimisation of Central Asian and Eurasian Trans-Continental Land Transport Corridors

EUCAM Working Paper No. 7

18 Pages Posted: 14 May 2010

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Michael Emerson

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Evgeny Vinokurov

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Date Written: December 17, 2009

Abstract

There is at present an overlapping but inadequately coordinated combination of strategic trans-continental transport corridors or axes stretching across the Eurasian landmass, centred on or around Central Asia. There are three such initiatives - from the EU, China and the Asian Development Bank, and the Eurasian Economic Community. This paper reviews these several strategic transport maps, and makes proposals for their coordination and rationalisation. So far the EU Central Asia strategy has not paid much attention to these questions. However the EU’s own initiatives (the Pan-European Axes and the TRACECA programme) are in need of updating and revision to take into account major investments being made by other parties.

Keywords: Central Asia, Trans-continental Transport Corridors, Asian Development Bank, EU, China, Eurasian Economic Community

Suggested Citation

Emerson, Michael and Vinokurov, Evgeny, Optimisation of Central Asian and Eurasian Trans-Continental Land Transport Corridors (December 17, 2009). EUCAM Working Paper No. 7, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1604036

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