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The Dawn of Eurasia

29 January 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall
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Bruno Maçães, former Portuguese Europe Minister (2013-2015), discusses his new book The Dawn of Eurasia, which argues that the best word for the emerging global order is 'Eurasian', and shows why we need to begin thinking on a super-continental scale.

While China and Russia have been quicker to recognize the increasing strategic significance of Eurasia, even Europeans are realizing that their political project is intimately linked to the rest of the supercontinent - and as Maçães argues, they will be stronger for it. Weaving together history, diplomacy and vivid reports from his six-month overland journey from Baku to Samarkand, Vladivostok to Beijing, Maçães provides a fascinating portrait of the shifting borderlands between Europe and Asia, and the people who inhabit them.

Maçães sees the coming Eurasianism in China's wildly ambitious infrastructure project reopening the historic Silk Road, in the global success of cities like Hong Kong and Singapore, in Turkey's increasing international role and in the fact that, revealingly, the United States appears to be rethinking its place in the world. He argues that even the twin upheavals of Trump's election victory and Brexit can be viewed as responses to these momentous shifts in the global order.

Bruno Maçães is a Senior Advisor at Flint Global in London and a Senior Fellow at Renmin University, Beijing, and the Hudson Institute in Washington. He was the Portuguese Europe Minister from 2013 to 2015, and formerly a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and the Carnegie Institute in Brussels.

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