A World Recast
A World Recast is the latest book by GMF’s Senior Fellow Simon Serfaty. In his book, Serfaty argues that while it is possible to acknowledge the passing of the Western era, it is exaggerated to portray it as an irreversible decline of the West relative to an irresistible rise of the Rest. Serfaty believes that the transition will be chaotic as the United States and EU give way to a remoulded world that includes key emerging, postimperial, and influential powers such as China, Russia, and Brazil among others. Pivot states like Egypt and Pakistan and troubled states such as Iran, North Korea, and Sudan will also be part of the new players in a recast world. Serfaty contends that though Western power is no longer the sole authority in the global arena, the new cast of powers is unlikely to remove Western leadership any time soon.
A World Recast further develops Serfaty’s arguments made in his policy brief, The Folly of Forgetting the West.