The truth about Eurasian railway connections
As much as transportation is an economic and logistic affair, it is also a political affair. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in early 2022, this has been especially highlighted by the railway corridors linking Europe and China. Although the bulk of rail bound freight flows between the two continents crosses Russian territory, the route has so far not been the focus of Western punitive sanctions. What are the prospects for this mode of transport?
Panteia’s expert Chris Wensink demystifies developments in railway transport between China and Europe since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in a publication of The Diplomat.