In its broadest definition, the Global East incorporates much of Eurasia (except Western Europe), which is pictured above.

The Global East is a region of the world which has varying definitions. It can be narrowly construed as incorporating the Far Eastern parts of Asia, or more broadly, it can incorporate much of Eurasia,[1] including regions such as Eastern Europe and the Middle East.[2][3] Because of the ambiguity in defining the term, sometimes this region is also referred to as the Global Easts.[4][5] The term can also refer to the impact of eastern regions of the world on the broader world through diasporic and other relationships.[6]

The Global East is considered to have features of both the Global North and Global South, being sometimes referred to as a liminal space between the two.[7] A major theme in parts of the Global East is postsocialism.[8][2]

See also


  1. ^ Chan, Kam Wing; Gentile, Michael; Kinossian, Nadir; Oakes, Tim; Young, Craig (2018-01-02). "Editorial – theory generation, comparative analysis and bringing the "Global East" into play". Eurasian Geography and Economics. 59 (1): 1–6. doi:10.1080/15387216.2018.1537129. hdl:10852/69132. ISSN 1538-7216.
  2. ^ a b Trubina, Elena; Gogishvili, David; Imhof, Nadja; Müller, Martin (2020-11-01). "A part of the world or apart from the world? The postsocialist Global East in the geopolitics of knowledge". Eurasian Geography and Economics. 61 (6): 636–662. doi:10.1080/15387216.2020.1785908. ISSN 1538-7216.
  3. ^ Trubina, E. (2020). "The Global East and the Globe". Russ. Sociol. Rev. 19 (3): 102–129. ISSN 1728-192X.
  4. ^ Müller, Martin; Trubina, Elena (2020-11-01). "The Global Easts in global urbanism: views from beyond North and South". Eurasian Geography and Economics. 61 (6): 627–635. doi:10.1080/15387216.2020.1777443. ISSN 1538-7216.
  5. ^ Lim, Jie-Hyun (2022). Global Easts: Remembering, Imagining, Mobilizing. Columbia University Press. doi:10.7312/lim-20676. ISBN 978-0-231-20676-1.
  6. ^ Kontala, Janne; Lassander, Mika; Klingenberg, Maria; Keysar, Ariela; Lagerström, Martin (2022), Nynäs, Peter; Keysar, Ariela; Kontala, Janne; Kwaku Golo, Ben-Willie (eds.), "The Global Variation of Non-religious Worldviews", The Diversity Of Worldviews Among Young Adults: Contemporary (Non)Religiosity And Spirituality Through The Lens Of An International Mixed Method Study, Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 153–174, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-94691-3_8, ISBN 978-3-030-94691-3, retrieved 2024-01-06
  7. ^ Müller, Martin (2020-05-26). "In Search of the Global East: Thinking between North and South". Geopolitics. 25 (3): 734–755. doi:10.1080/14650045.2018.1477757. ISSN 1465-0045. PMC 10578615. PMID 38013965.
  8. ^ Chelcea, Liviu (2023-07-16). "Goodbye, post-socialism? Stranger things beyond the Global East". Eurasian Geography and Economics: 1–27. doi:10.1080/15387216.2023.2236126. ISSN 1538-7216.