Review: The Future Is Asian by Parag Khanna

SHORT URL (tell others, please): http://tinyurl.com/review-asian Parag Khanna 5 Stars – Utterly brilliant insights and data, but publisher should have invested in graphics to match Parag Khanna is for me the single best observer and reporter on the substance of Asia which he takes great pains to point out is not just China (a third …

Worth a Look/Event: The Future is Asian – Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna, the author of the most extraordinary book on how China has already defeated the USA and Russia strategically (Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization) has done it again. His new book will be reviewed here shortly.  In his own words: Asia is the world’s most strategic region, and our policies are either …

Parag Khanna: Our Asian Future … and More

Believe it or not, we are nearing one year since last November’s presidential election. Since then, populism seems to have triumphed over pragmatism in every corner of American policy-making. But whereas many expected 2016’s Brexit and Trump shocks to inspire a populist wave across the Western world, this year’s French and German elections fortunately proved …

Worth a Look: Parag Khanna on Technocracy & Democracy in America (Not Good Enough)

American democracy just isn’t good enough anymore. A costly election has done more to divide American society than unite it, while trust in government–and democracy itself–is plummeting. But there are better systems out there, and America would be wise to learn from them. In this provocative manifesto, globalization scholar Parag Khanna tours cutting-edge nations from …

Parag Khanna: USA Losing the New Arms Race

The New Arms Race Connectivity and Competition Whereas the United States sees China through the lens of defense, Europe’s view of China is shaped by its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies. Of the 25 top EPC companies in the world, 23 are European and Asian (Bechtel and Fluor are the only American firms that …

Parag Khanna: Russia on the Cyber Silk Road

Russia on the Cyber Silk Road Russia can become Eurasia’s super-connector, argues Parag Khanna, senior research fellow at the Centre on Asia and Globalization at the National University of Singapore.

Parag Khanna: The End of the Nation-State?

The End of the Nation-State? New York Times, 14 October 2013 Singapore — Every five years, the United States National Intelligence Council, which advises the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, publishes a report forecasting the long-term implications of global trends. Earlier this year it released its latest report, “Alternative Worlds,” which included scenarios for …

Parag Khanna: Rise of the Info-States

Edging toward the sweet spot of new-century governance Enter the info-state. The info-state – today one of a growing number of dynamic and entrepreneurial cities, city-states or small nations scattered around the world – governs as much through data as via democracy. Scholars have for decades appreciated political mutations that drive international competition and result …

Parag Khanna and Frank Jacobs: The New World – More Small Nations, New Economic Zones, High-Speed Rail, Singapore to Vladivostok to London — While the Americas Decline

The New World Frank Jacobs and Parag Khanna The New York Times Sunday Review, September 22, 2012 IT has been just over 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the last great additions to the world’s list of independent nations. As Russia’s satellite republics staggered onto the global stage, one could be …

Chuck Spinney: The Afgan Misadventure in One Paragraph

Chuck Spinney First, the paragraph: “The enterprise has proved to be a model of how not to go about such things, breaking all the rules of grand strategy: getting in without having any idea of how to get out; almost wilful misdiagnosis of the challenges; changing objectives, and no coherent or consistent plan; mission creep …

Worth a Look: Parag Khanna at TED on “Invisible Maps” and Cross-Border Peace Impact of Infrastructure and Demographics

Parag Khanna, author of The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order has been honored with an invitation to TED 2009 and here is the 18 minute presentation that he gave on “Invisible Maps,” along with our notes. Core point, very much simplified: most borders are artificial and underlying realities such as …