Leading global strategist Parag Khanna explains how Asia is reshaping the entire planet and setting a new template for our collective future
Five billion people, two-thirds of the world's mega-cities, one-third of the global economy, two-thirds of global economic growth, thirty of the Fortune 100, six of the ten largest banks, eight of the ten largest armies, five nuclear powers, massive technological innovation, the newest crop of top-ranked universities. Asia is also the world's most ethnically, linguistically and culturally diverse region of the planet, eluding any remotely meaningful generalization beyond the geographic label itself. Even for Asians, Asia is dizzying to navigate.
Whether you gauge by demography, geography, economy or any other metric, Asia is already the present - and it is certainly the future. It is for this reason that we cannot afford to continue to get Asia so wrong. Our Asian Future accurately shows Asia from the inside-out, telling the story of how this mega-region is coming together and reshaping the entire planet in the process.
Parag Khanna has vision
For those who fear that the world is becoming too inward-looking, Connectography is a refreshing, optimistic vision - The Economist, on Connectography
Incredible . . . We don't often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms - a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than two hundred nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete . . . With the world rapidly changing and urbanizing, [Khanna's] proposals might be the best way to confront a radically different future - Washington Post, on Connectography,
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveller and bestselling author. He is a CNN Global Contributor and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has travelled to more than one hundred countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
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