The New World

The New World

The New York Times | September 22, 2012
By Frank Jacobs and Parag Khanna
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 forgiven for thinking that this was it: the end of history, the final major release of static energy in a system now moving very close to equilibrium.

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How Multi-Stakeholder is Global Policy?

How Multi-Stakeholder is Global Policy?

Global Policy | September 2012
By Parag Khanna
This article provides a snapshot of the increasing extensiveness of multi-stakeholder processes through a conceptual overview and an empirical survey, highlighting instances in which various actor pillars (governments, intergovernmental organisations, civil society organisations, corporations, etc.) have begun to expand their membership and participation to include other stakeholders.

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Parag and Ayesha Khanna foresee a hybrid future, and it’s great

Parag and Ayesha Khanna foresee a hybrid future, and it’s great

The Washington Post | July 3, 2012
By Chris Schroeder
"Globalization” isn’t a popular word in political circles these days, but authors Parag and Ayesha Khanna are making it their life’s mission to change that. In their new e-book, “Hybrid Reality,” the couple argue that the burgeoning forces of worldwide connectedness and shared innovation will open opportunities to all who understand and embrace them.

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The upside and downside of transparency: Q&A with TEDGlobal guest host Parag Khanna

The upside and downside of transparency: Q&A with TEDGlobal guest host Parag Khanna

TED.com | June 24, 2012
By Helen Walter
No stranger to the TED stage himself, geo-strategist and author Parag Khanna is curating one of the sessions at this year’s TEDGlobal. “The Upside of Transparency” promises to be enlightening, thought-provoking — and perhaps just a little bit scary. Helen Walters recently talked to Parag in London. An edited version of their conversation follows.

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One Mega-City, Many Systems: The Evolution of Hong Kong

One Mega-City, Many Systems: The Evolution of Hong Kong

Atlantic Cities | June 21, 2012
By Parag Khanna and Thomas Sevcik
Ever since the handover of Hong Kong's sovereignty to China in 1997, land reclamation on both the island itself and from Kowloon peninsula have shrunk the breadth of Victoria harbor to a perpetually narrowing strait. This geographical trend turns out to serve as a useful metaphor for the island’s changing politics and economic orientation as China’s control deepens.

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New Cities Foundation Summit: Hard and Software City

New Cities Foundation Summit: Hard and Software City

New Cities Foundation | May 15, 2012
The traditional hardware of cities - the city's skeleton - its trains, roads, hospitals, schools, theaters, office blocks, shopping malls, energy and water grids are now increasingly connected. City dwellers are also increasingly connected to one another, to city government, and to services. Parts of that very system are increasingly connected, machine-to-machine. What impact does this interconnection have on the building, maintainance and governance of the future metropolis? What are the main trends and emerging solutions for the connected city?

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Way Beyond Facebook

Way Beyond Facebook

Esquire | June 14, 2012
By Parag Khanna
So Facebook's IPO fizzled. So its growth is slowing. So nobody's really sure what to make of the so-called second bubble in Silicon Valley, and you're sick of seeing Jamie Dimon on Capitol Hill, and have we mentioned that the job numbers aren't looking so great? But still, there's good news ahead: The world of trillion-dollar companies is still around the corner.

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