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 recognise 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 shows, they will be stronger for it.
Weaving together history, diplomacy and vivid reports from his six-month overland journey across Eurasia from Baku to Samarkand, Vladivostock to Beijing, Maçães provides a fascinating portrait of this shifting geopolitical landscape. As he demonstrates, we can already see the coming Eurasianism in China's bold infrastructure project reopening the historic Silk Road, in the success of cities like Hong Kong and Singapore, in Turkey's increasing global role and in the fact that, revealingly, the United States is redefining its place as between Europe and Asia.
An insightful and clarifying 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 realise it, the better.
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
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
Bruno Maçães announces a new order for the 21st century
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
Sharp, unprejudiced and witty
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
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.
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
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'
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