Young Transatlantic Network Discussion with Gideon Rachman

Event date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 17:30 - 19:00

The Washington, DC Chapter of the Young Transatlantic Network (YTN) of The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), GMF’s Asia Program, and the Transatlantic Academy co-hosted a discussion with Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times and Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, on April 11, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at GMF.

Rachman discussed his new book Easternization: Asia's Rise and America's Decline From Obama to Trump and Beyond. Andrew Small, senior transatlantic fellow with GMF's Asia program, moderated the discussion.

Rachman argues that 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, Rachman offers a road map through the turbulent process that will define the international politics of the 21st century.