Brown Journal of World Affairs | Fall/Winter 2011
Brown Journal of World Affairs | Fall/Winter 2011
CNN | December 28, 2011
Parag Khanna tours Mumbai with CNN's Mallika Kapur to explain the need for a data-driven cities index, the importance of large-scale infrastructure to alleviate urban congestion and boost productivity, and the economic promise of slums such as Mumbai's Dharavi.
Financial Times | December 28, 2011
By Jonas Parello-Plesner and Parag Khanna
This year proved a tipping point for China’s approach to the world. The confluence of Europe’s debt crisis and America’s contracting defence budget has created rising expectations that China will shoulder ever greater power burdens for international stability. No longer can it keep a low profile in international strategic and economic affairs. Could it join America as a world policeman sooner than expected?Read More
Harvard Business Review | January - February 2012
By Parag Khanna and Karan Khemka
The new year begins precariously. The global economy vacillates between signs of recovery and omens of collapse. Businesses seem paralyzed. Even though they’re sitting on $2 trillion in cash, they’re risk-averse, strategically incremental, and notably lacking in fresh ideas.
Business Standard | December 2, 2011
Interview with Indira Kannan
In this interview, Parag Khanna discusses with Indira Kannan why BRICS is “bullshit” and what India needs to do to assert itself on the global stage.
Atlantic Cities | November 17, 2011
By Parag Khanna and Thomas Sevcik
Oil prices remain near record highs, gold has gone through the roof, technology sector equity valuations are frothing over and emerging markets are decoupling from the moribund West. As investors seek new or alternative asset classes as either safe harbors or high-return prospects, there is an essential new portfolio that needs to be developed: cities.
Foreign Policy | November 11, 2011
The Obama administration is turning to Asia for the defining competition of the next century. But if the United States actually wants to win, it'll need Latin America.
Compass Summit | October 24, 2011
Compass Summit, a forum for true interaction and exchange examines some of today’s most pressing problems through the lens of global citizenship, recognizing that human ingenuity is an unlimited resource.
CNN.com | November 1, 2011
In the current phase of globalization, financial, ecological, political and social crises are occurring simultaneously and magnifying each other in unpredictable ways. From the Fukushima nuclear meltdown reshaping German politics and the European power industry, to America’s sub-prime mortgage meltdown threatening the Eurozone, such chain reactions are undermining an already fragile stability.
TechCrunch TV | October 24, 2011
Yes, we know that technology entrepreneurs are revolutionizing media, healthcare, education, energy, even government. But what about the ancient art of diplomacy? Can entrepreneurs – and, in particular, Internet entrepreneurs – help us run the world more effectively?
New America Foundation | October 19, 2011
Parag Khanna discusses the potential pitfalls of trying to predict the future of energy technology and how we will consume energy at the event, "What Will Turn Us On in 2030?: Competing With Fossil Fuels to Power the Future."
Singapore Futures Group | October 2011
The Futures Group of Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has sponsored this clever FGAnimate video on the complex chain reactions in today's global economy.
Financial Times | October 18, 2011
By James Crabtree
The 4,500 residents of the sleepy Italian island of Lampedusa are a community under siege. Lying only 180 miles north-west of Libya, they have found themselves at the epicentre of an international crisis as Italy struggles to cope with more than 52,000 migrants who have arrived from north Africa this year, sparking a political outcry that has rever-berated across Europe.
CNN.com | October 12, 2011
By Parag Khanna
Times Square will not turn into Tahrir Square anytime soon, despite the very interesting parallels between the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Arab Spring recently laid out by Joshua Keating in Foreign Policy.
CNN.com | October 7, 2011
On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Americans are searching for a new narrative to understand their country’s role in the world. But far more than declared principles or personalities, America’s place in the world is shaped by what it does in other places. Especially overseas, societies judge us by our actions rather than our words.
The Atlantic | September 21, 2011
By Parag Khanna and Mahanth Joishy
By now everyone knows the acronym “BRICS,” which formally stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, but informally has come to refer to dozens of so-called emerging markets whose natural resources and trade surpluses are making them the center of geo-economic competition.
International Herald Tribune | September 8, 2011
By Parag Khanna and Mark Leonard
Of all the formulations deployed in recent years to describe the emerging world order, G-2 is probably the worst and most dangerous.
The Atlantic | September 5, 2011
In the decade since September 2001, why is the U.S. still reacting to events rather than planning ahead, separating challenges instead of connecting them, and pretending we'll live in a unipolar world forever?
Schweizer Monat | September 2011
NGOs und multinationale Unternehmen verdrängen die traditionelle Diplomatie der Staaten, sagt Parag Khanna. Wie reagieren Nationalstaaten und supranationale Grossorganisationen auf diese Entwicklung? Ein Gespräch über die neuen Diplomaten, ein byzantinisches Amerika und chinesischen Strassenbau.
openDemocracy | August 30, 2011
Meaningful stakeholders in the collective, each becoming reasonable people of goodwill - this is the model for successfully living with the identitarianisms that will otherwise tear our future apart. This applies as much to multi-ethnic Europe as the Gulf States or Singapore.
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is also the Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm, and Co-Founder & CEO of Factotum, a leading content branding agency. Read more.