Eurasia today and tomorrow: The contours of a new world order

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Eurasia today and tomorrow: The contours of a new world order

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The event is part of our new ‘Book Club’ series, an exclusive series of events that proves books still matter. In each 60-minute session, participants have a chance to put their questions to authors of critically-acclaimed books, tackling some of the key issues that will shape Europe and the world in the months and years to come. Participation is by invitation only.

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Imagine an undivided Eurasia linked by strong trade, infrastructure, economic and digital connections where people, goods and services can move around freely and ideas flow just as smoothly across borders. Ambitious new connectivity blueprints – including China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, Russia’s Eurasian economic cooperation plans and Europe’s Trans-Europe Networks scheme- have the potential of drawing Eurasia together into a massive market covering 70% of the world’s population, 75% of energy resources, and 70% of GDP. Challenges abound of course, including in the security domain. But Eurasian integration could be a game-changing development with vital implications for Europe, Asia and global economic relations in the 21st Century.

Friends of Europe is delighted to welcome Bruno Maçães, former Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs, to discuss his recently-launched book ‘The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of the New World Order‘. Weaving together history, diplomacy and real-life accounts from his six-month overland journey across Eurasia from Baku to Samarkand, Vladivostock to Beijing, Maçães provides a fascinating portrait of an-already shifting geopolitical landscape.

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Shada Islam

Managing Director at New Horizons Project

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Bruno Maçães

Author of ‘Geopolitics for the End Time’ (2021) and the bestseller ‘Manifesto of Virtualism’, columnist for the New Statesman, Former Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs

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Bruno Macaes is a former Minister of European Affairs in Portugal and represented his country in Brussels during the eurozone crisis, the first Ukraine war and Brexit. He has published four books since 2018, mostly focused on geopolitics, China, Russia, and technology. Bruno has a doctorate in political science from Harvard and has recently held fellowships at Renmin University in China and the Hudson Institute. Since 2020 he is a fellow at the Wilfried Martens Centre in Brussels and since 2022 a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. His latest book, Geopolitics for the End Time, was published in September 2021

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