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The Dawn of Eurasia

On the Trail of the New World Order

Bruno Macaes



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15 February 2019
A bold and eye-opening account of the coming integration of Europe and Asia In this original and timely book, Bruno Ma es 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 the book shows, they will be stronger for it.

Weaving together history, diplomacy and vivid reports from his six-month overland journey between Europe and Asia, Ma es demonstrates that we can already see 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. A fascinating and insightful book for our turbulent times, The Dawn of Eurasia argues that the artificial separation of the world's largest island cannot hold, and the sooner we realize it, the better.
By:   Bruno Macaes
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   236g
ISBN:   9780141986357
ISBN 10:   0141986352
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   15 February 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bruno Macaes is currently a Senior Advisor at Flint Global in London, where he advises companies on international politics, and a Senior Fellow at Renmin University, Beijing and the Hudson Institute in Washington. He was the Portuguese Europe Minister from 2013-2015, and was decorated by Spain and Romania for his services to government. He received his doctorate in political science from Harvard University, and was a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and the Carnegie Institute in Brussels. He has written for the Financial Times, Politico, the Guardian and Foreign Affairs, and appears regularly on CNN, the BBC, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera and CCTV.

Reviews for The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of the New World Order

Macaes skilfully guides his readers beyond the dangerous and increasing parochialism that dominates each country's news, demonstrating a serious grasp of grander strategies and deeper shifts ... Macaes is a knowledgeable, widely read and widely travelled guide -- Douglas Murray * The Times * Bruno Macaes develops the great tradition of Portuguese travelers and adventurers by opening new countries and continents to the world, which was Europe. Macaes does that by a combination of a wealth of juicy first hand experiences from his travels through most of Euroasia, and with an elegant analysis of historical and cultural factors, making him an original geopolitical philosopher. I agree with the idea that a new geopolitical and geoeconomic entity is in process of formation and could become the foundation of the future world order. We in Russia (and China) call it Greater Eurasian partnership and it, of course, includes the western tip of the continent - Europe. The book is a great fun to read, too -- Sergey A Karaganov, Dean of the School of World Economy and International Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow Subtle, brilliant essayistic points about the future of world politics leap off the pages of this utterly original travelogue. There are few better people to listen to than Bruno Macaes regarding our current historical juncture -- Robert D. Kaplan, author of 'The Revenge of Geography' and 'The Return of Marco Polo's World' Technically this doesn't come out until January, but it is my pick for best of the year.' It is one book that has changed how I frame 2017 and beyond' -- Tyler Cowen, NYT bestselling author of 'The Great Stagnation' Brilliant, bold and beautifully told, The Dawn of Eurasia reveals world geopolitics like an unputdownable thriller. Seen from Brussels, Beijing, and everywhere from Istanbul to Almaty and in between, this is the extraordinary journey teeming with Russian spies, Chinese thinkers, Turkish radicals and Iranian artists. This is a profound piece of political thinking as comfortable with Russian and Chinese ideas, as it is with exposing the limits of our own -- Ben Judah, author of 'This Is London: Life and Death in the World City' Bruno Macaes deftly navigates beyond the traditional dichotomy of the prevalent global balance of powers and, with the skill of a seasoned pundit, offers the exciting possibilities of a world readjusting to a new geopolitical architecture. An absorbing read. -- Shashi Tharoor, author of 'Inglorious Empire' Filled with observations and insights gathered while travelling across Eurasia, Bruno Macaes' account sets out why we are at the start of a new era in global affairs. An informative and perceptive guide, Macaes introduces regions, peoples and countries that few pay attention to. In the changing world of the 21st century, understanding Eurasia is more important than ever. This book helps prepare for the world of tomorrow, today -- Peter Frankopan, bestselling author of 'The Silk Roads: A New History of the World' Sharp, unprejudiced and witty * NRC * One of the strengths of The Dawn of Eurasia is that the author has chosen to leave the Davos comfort zone and to travel widely in remote areas. As a result, he mixes his academic analysis with skilful reportage drawn from his travels. This makes the book both more entertaining and more convincing. As well as being a shrewd geopolitical analyst, Macaes is a gifted travel writer, with a sharp eye and a dry wit ... The concept of Eurasia is re-emerging from the history books to become a central concern of contemporary politics. Macaes is one of the first authors to explore the significance of this development and he is a consistently interesting guide -- Gideon Rachman * Financial Times * Bruno Macaes announces a new order for the 21st century -- Peter Thiel, entrepreneur, investor, and bestselling author of 'Zero to One' A masterpiece. A book which combines practical experience, theoretical depth, classical literature and travel. Beautifully written. Major thumbs up. Could become a seminal work in IR -- Alexander Stubb, Vice-president, European Investment Bank, Former Prime Minister of Finland Part history, part travel-guide, and part political treatise, Macaes makes sense of our fracturing world in ways very few others could. That he does so with such style is nothing short of impressive -- Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of the Eurasia Group

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