Gideon Rachman: Easternisation (War and Peace in the Asian Century) – Review

9/10

Essential reading for anyone interested in current global politics and the ever greater challenges posed to the West by an increasingly wealthy and dynamic Asian continent. Rachman’s book is thoroughly researched, well informed, and provides a fantastic insight into the potential Eastern shift in global power that is starting to occur in the 21st century.

As the chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times, he has been one of the few journalists with a truly inside view on the subtle decline of the Western power over the past 20 years, and the rise of the East (in particular China) as a viable challenge to Western a led world order.

Personally, as a Westerner who has been living in Asia for the past 2 years I’m extremely intrigued by this topic and Rachman’s book gives a brilliant background and analysis of a lot of the struggles both the West and the East will come to face in the coming years. Thoroughly recommended.

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