Eurasia Rising: A New World Order?
Bruno Maçães, Senior Advisor, Flint Global; Senior Fellow, Renmin University, Beijing; Author, The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of the New World Order
Raffaello Pantucci, Director, International Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
Dr Jue Wang, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Dr David Lewis, Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of Exeter
At a time when the US is arguably retreating from the international stage and the liberal world order is undergoing a period of great instability, is this the time for a new world order to emerge? Due to the growing strategic significance of Eurasian countries, is there a strong argument that a new emerging global order could be much more Eurasian in nature? The major powers of China, Russia and the EU are recognizing the political and economic value of the supercontinent, most clearly seen through President Xi Xinping’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative - a new silk road linking China to the Eurasian economic belt - and the growing influence of Hong Kong and Singapore as global hubs.
Our panel will discuss the specific changes to the liberal international order and prospects for the economic and political integration of Europe and Asia including the reality of Chinese trade and market access policies, US reactions and the EU’s relative lack of engagement so far with the rest of its Eurasian counterparts. Are claims that this investment and reinvigoration in Eurasian cooperation signals a new world order premature? Or does the bloc present a real challenge to the traditional status quo?