The Eurasian Century, by Hal Brands

In this special series at Engelsberg Ideas, leading historian and geopolitical commentator Hal Brands guides us through the major conflicts of the past century and the lessons they offer us now.

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East German pioneers and musicians depicted in the porcelain frieze 'Building of the Republic' designed by German artist Max Lingner (1952–1953) on the building of the Council of Ministers of East Germany (former Reichsluftfahrtministerium), now the Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus in Berlin, Germany. Credit: Azoor Photo / Alamy Stock Photo.
The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City. Credit: robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo.
Renaissance and Medieval sculptures at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Credit: Bjanka Kadic / Alamy Stock Photo.
Ma Yuan's The Yellow River Breaches its Course, from a series of paintings of water
The Tuscan poets