Easternization by Gideon Rachman
Asia's Rise and America's Decline From Obama to Trump and Beyond

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In general, Rachman is probably right about that, but he nevertheless details instance after instance where the Obama administration’s actions or its failure to act contributed to the West’s relative decline.
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From the winner of the 2016 Orwell Prize and the European Press Prize for Commentator of the Year, a provocative analysis of how a new era of global instability has begun, as the flow of wealth and power turns from West to East.
 
Easternization is the defining trend of our age — the growing wealth of Asian nations is transforming the international balance of power. This shift to the East is shaping the lives of people all over the world, the fate of nations, and the great questions of war and peace.
 
A troubled but rising China is now challenging America’s supremacy, and the ambitions of other Asian powers — including Japan, North Korea, India, and Pakistan — 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.
 
As it becomes clear that the West’s historic power and influence is receding, Gideon Rachman offers a road map to the turbulent process that will define the international politics of the twenty-first century.
 

About Gideon Rachman

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Gideon Rachman is the chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times. Before joining the Financial Times in 2006, he was a senior editor and correspondent for The Economist for fifteen years. He has worked as a foreign correspondent in Washington, Brussels, and Bangkok and has reported from all over the world, including recently from Russia, China, India, and Afghanistan.
 
Published April 4, 2017 by Other Press. 336 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Feb 19 2017

...looks at both India’s and Russia’s roles in the global shift toward “easternization,” and he considers the American and Western response, which has been largely ineffectual since the crises of 2008—although institutions like economic governance and law remain firmly entrenched in the West. A sage, forward-seeing study to be heeded.

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NY Journal of Books

Above average
Reviewed by Francis P. Sempa on Apr 08 2017

In general, Rachman is probably right about that, but he nevertheless details instance after instance where the Obama administration’s actions or its failure to act contributed to the West’s relative decline.

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