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VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Gideon Rachman
Foreign Affairs columnist, Financial Times
The West’s domination of the international order – which has lasted some 500 years – is now coming to a close. Rising Asian powers, in particular China, will re-shape the global order. The United States under President Trump has pivoted its foreign policy towards Asia. There are rising tensions between the US and China; as well as between the major Asian powers, in particular Japan, China and India.
The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Gideon Rachman. Drawing on his recent book, Gideon Rachman will explain how ‘Easternisation’ is driving international politics. Rachman argues that the economic rise of Asia has now reached the point where it is fundamentally changing global politics. Rachman will also explain how Easternisation is already re-shaping international politics. The sense of dislocation caused by Easternisation will also be examined as a background factor in the rise of populism in the West.
Gideon Rachman is chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times. He is a winner of the Orwell prize for political journalism (2016) and of the European Press Prize for political commentary. His book Easternisation – War and Peace in the Asian Century was published in 2016. A previous book, Zero-Sum World was published in 2010. Before joining the FT in 2006, he worked for The Economist for 15 years in a range of jobs, including as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Bangkok and Washington. Mr Rachman read history at Cambridge University and has been a visiting fellow at Princeton University and the LSE.