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Anastasia Likhacheva1, Igor Makarov1, Aleksandr Pestich
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

Building a Common Eurasian Infrastructure: Agenda for the Eurasian Economic Union

2018. Vol. 13. No. 3. P. 97–112 [issue contents]

The paper focuses on the development trends of the transport infrastructure of Eurasia in the context of the economic and political integration of the countries at this continent. Leading states of the Asia-Pacific region (APR) made proposals on large-scale infrastructure projects in the Eurasian space after financial crisis 2008-2009. Russia is extremely interested in integrating into these initiatives, but faces a number of difficulties. Some of them are connected with the peculiarities of regulation of transport issues within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The article analyzes Russia’s current infrastructure development dialogue with the APR states, including the initiative of coordination of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Silk Road Economic Belt. The authors examine main Eurasian infrastructure projects interesting for complex EEU infrastructure development as well as the main challenges and opportunities for Russia arising in the framework of the interaction of the EEU and the APR countries in the field of infrastructure.

The authors conclude that integration of Russia into Eurasian transport and logistics initiatives requires the coordination of the transport agenda with trade and investment regulation. This coordination suggests close cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Commission, and in the long term –even the transfer of competencies related to the development of the EAEU infrastructure agenda to the supranational level.

The article was prepared using a grant (No. 17-18-01577) from the Russian Science Foundation, “The Formation of a Community of Greater Eurasia and the Strategy of Bilateral Cooperation Between Russia and Countries of the Region.”


Likhacheva A., Makarov I., Pestich A. (2018) Building a Common Eurasian Infrastructure: Agenda for the Eurasian Economic Union. International Organisations Research Journal, vol. 13, no 3, pp. (in Russian and English). DOI: 10.17323/1996-7845-2018-03-06. 

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