These are Asia's most future-ready cities

These are Asia's most future-ready cities

World Economic Forum | 5 September 2018

By Parag Khanna and Robert Muggah

Asians are on the move. Asia’s megacities have already reached a scale that is unimaginable in the West, where the largest metropolises rarely exceed 10 million residents. Asia's mammoth cities are sprawling archipelagos spanning vast areas, home to upwards of 60 million people. The question is whether they are ready to benefit from the coming urban population boom.

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Beijing's global 5G ambitions threaten to disrupt telecoms

Beijing's global 5G ambitions threaten to disrupt telecoms

Nikkei Asian Review | 31 August 2018

By Alex Capri

Beijing's central planners are aiming to use China's Belt and Road Initiative to dominate the next wave of wireless technology by becoming the global leader in the development of 5G networks. Parag Khanna, author of the forthcoming book The Future is Asian, argues that the Belt and Road Initiative will ultimately position China as the global 5G leader.

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and the new face of the 1 per cent

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and the new face of the 1 per cent

Financial Times | 17 August 2018

Although they may be charmed by the romance of Crazy Rich Asians, western cinema-goers are ultimately unlikely to be comfortable with the geopolitical rebalancing upon which this rising Asian self-assurance is based, argues Parag Khanna, Singapore-based author of The Future is Asian, a forthcoming book. “This is a huge change, as it dawns on the west that Asians used to make things for us and now we are making things for them,” he says.

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The real winners from the Trump-Kim summit will be North Korea’s neighbors

The real winners from the Trump-Kim summit will be North Korea’s neighbors

Quartz | June 14, 2018

The historic Trump-Kim summit in Singapore was a mix of deja vu and historic milestone. Never had a sitting US president met the leader of North Korea face-to-face, but their meeting resulted in a declaration that at most vaguely restated agreements made by his late father Kim Jong Il—and we all know how honestly North Korea abided by those. 

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