Easternization is the defining trend of our age. The growing wealth of Asian nations over the last 50 years is transforming the international balance of power, bringing a near 500-year period of western dominance to a close. A troubled but rising China is now challenging America's supremacy, and the ambitions of other Asian powers have the potential to shake the whole world. Meanwhile the West is struggling with economic malaise and political populism, the Arab world is in turmoil, and Russia longs to reclaim its status as a great power.
How will this turbulent process define politics in the 21st century? How is the "shift to the East" shaping the lives of people all over the world?
Gideon Rachman has been chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times since 2006. He is the winner of the 2016 Orwell Prize and the European Press Prize for Commentator of the Year, which is known as the European Pulitzers.
Speaker: Gideon Rachman
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