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  • Published: 15 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141986357
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

The Dawn of Eurasia

On the Trail of the New World Order




A bold and eye-opening account of the coming integration of Europe and Asia

In this original and timely book, Bruno Maçães 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, Maçães 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.

  • Published: 15 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141986357
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for The Dawn of Eurasia

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'

Filled with observations and insights gathered while travelling across Eurasia, Bruno Maçaes' account sets out why we are at the start of a new era in global affairs. An informative and perceptive guide, Maçaes 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'

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'

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 Maçães regarding our current historical juncture

Robert D. Kaplan, author of 'The Revenge of Geography' and 'The Return of Marco Polo's World'

Bruno Maçães develops the great tradition of Portuguese travelers and adventurers by opening new countries and continents to the world, which was Europe. Maçães 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

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'

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

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, Maçães 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. Maçães is one of the first authors to explore the significance of this development and he is a consistently interesting guide

Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

Maçães 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 ... Maçães is a knowledgeable, widely read and widely travelled guide

Douglas Murray, The Times

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

Bruno Maçães announces a new order for the 21st century

Peter Thiel, entrepreneur, investor, and bestselling author of 'Zero to One'

Sharp, unprejudiced and witty

NRC

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