Clip of the Month: The Shift in Power to the East with Gideon Rachman

April 26, 2017

Amidst political changes in the West, award-winning journalist Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times, cogently puts forward the case that "Easternization" is the trend of the 21st century. In reviewing not only China's challenge to America's decades-long predominance in Asia, but also a belligerent North Korea, and a Russia longing to reclaim its status as a great power, Rachman is the perfect guide to analyze these trends.

In this clip, Rachman puts the rise of the East in a global and historical context and explains why it's not hyperbole to say, "500 years of Western dominance are coming to a close." What do a rising China and India mean for Latin America and Africa? Is Brexit, in a sense, a reaction to this new order?