Monthly Report No. 10/2016


Stephan Barisitz, Mahdi Ghodsi, Peter Havlik and Waltraut Urban

wiiw Monthly Report No. 10, October 2016
47 pages including 1 Table, 24 Figures and 3 Maps

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  • Graph of the month: China’s New Silk Road: the ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategy (p. 1)
  • Opinion corner: What is the role of railway transport in Iran in the efforts to launch a New Silk Road? (by Mahdi Ghodsi; pp. 2-4)
  • Silk Road cycles over about two millennia (by Stephan Barisitz; pp. 5-9)
  • The New Silk Road: China’s Belt and Road Initiative (by Waltraut Urban; pp. 10-16)
  • Russia, Eurasia and the Silk Road (by Peter Havlik; pp. 17-23)
  • Recommended reading (p. 24)
  • Statistical Annex: Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe (pp. 25-46)


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Keywords: Iran, Silk Road, railways, China, Europe, Asia, Eurasia

Countries covered: Asia, China, European Union, Iran, New EU Member States, Russia, Wider Europe

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI