From 'War on Terror' to 'New Cold War': Words in search of a strategy

From 'War on Terror' to 'New Cold War': Words in search of a strategy

The Hill | 14 May 2019

By Parag Khanna

Washington has descended into a rhetorical abyss in which credibility rests on shrill chanting about a “new Cold War” with little time devoted to serious thinking about how to wage it. A comprehensive and multidimensional strategy for the “new Cold War” must involve an integrated view of strategic military and economic domains.

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Adapting to Global Change: How Asia Will Shape the World

Adapting to Global Change: How Asia Will Shape the World

Investment Company Institute | 2 May 2019

Dr. Parag Khanna gave a keynote address to the Investment Company Institute (ICI) during its annual membership meeting in Washington, D.C. followed by a Q&A session with Douglas Eu of Allianz. Khanna spoke about how  the ongoing process of economic modernization and reform, and opening of financial sectors, that is making Asia an ever more important destination for investment. 

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Washington Is Dismissing China’s Belt and Road. That’s a Huge Strategic Mistake.

Washington Is Dismissing China’s Belt and Road. That’s a Huge Strategic Mistake.

Politico Magazine | 30 April 2019

By Parag Khanna

The fashionable position in Washington today is to dismiss the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a power play that won’t last—an attempt at neo-colonial debt trap diplomacy, in which China uses unpayable debts to control less powerful states, that is ultimately destined to collapse under the weight of financially spurious projects. On the other hand, there are also those who view BRI as a serious threat—a sign of China’s continued quest for global hegemony and the presence of a new “Cold War” between the U.S. and China. Either way, the U.S. position so far has been to shrug at China’s new initiative. In this, Washington is making a grave mistake.

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 Landmark project's scope and importance emphasized by author

Landmark project's scope and importance emphasized by author

China Daily | 25 April 2019

By Andrew Moody

The Belt and Road Initiative is one of the most important projects in human history, according to Parag Khanna. The well-known public intellectual and author of the recent book The Future is Asian: Global Order in the Twenty-first Century said it is difficult to play down the initiative's importance. "It is the largest coordinated infrastructure investment program in human history," he said.

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Belt and Road Forum: Beijing hopes summit will pave way for more deals

Belt and Road Forum: Beijing hopes summit will pave way for more deals

The Straits Times | 25 April 2019

By Tan Dawn Wei

"We have seen how China is willing to roll with the punches, accommodate and adjust the scope or portfolio size of its projects in Pakistan, accept reduced costs in Malaysia, and an easing of the debt burden for Myanmar. All this demonstrates that China has not taken commercially or diplomatically punitive action when it could have," says Parag Khanna.

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Headwinds, hazards and the Asian future at ST Book Club

Headwinds, hazards and the Asian future at ST Book Club

The Straits Times | 25 April 2019

By Olivia Ho

The Straits Times Book Club held its first double bill on Wednesday (April 24) with two non-fiction books on economics and international relations. ST associate editor Vikram Khanna took the stage with his new collection, Headwinds And Hazards: Economic Snapshots In An Age of Populism, alongside Indian-American global strategy advisor Parag Khanna, who spoke about his latest bestselling book, The Future Is Asian.

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Azië is de toekomst

Azië is de toekomst

Het Spectrum | 15 April 2019

Asia is where the future begins. Whether the benchmark is demography, geography or economy, Asia is the present, and without a doubt the future. Asia is the Future is a warning against the poor image the modern world has of Asia. Asia is entering a major new wave of growth, with India and Southeast Asia outpacing China, territorial disputes being pushed aside in favor of integration, and infrastructure investments laying the foundation for future progress. 

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 Il secolo asiatico

Il secolo asiatico

Il Tascabile | 10 April 2019

By Gabriele Santoro

Khanna descrive una regione multipolare con molte civiltà, che si evolvono perlopiù indipendentemente dalle politiche occidentali, ma sono in grado di coesistere costruttivamente le une con le altre. L’autore prospetta il ruolo della Cina, che non sarà quello di egemone asiatico o globale, ma di àncora orientale del megasistema asiatico ed eurasiatico. Entro il 2025, il volume del commercio tra Asia ed Europa è destinato a raggiungere i 2.500 miliardi di dollari, esattamente il doppio dell’attuale livello degli scambi tra Europa e Nord America e tra quest’ultima e l’Asia.

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L'Asia è multipolare e cresce più di tutti II futuro è già qui

L'Asia è multipolare e cresce più di tutti II futuro è già qui

IL Dubbio | 10 April 2019

By Orlando Trinchi

Si sta scrivendo un novo capitolo della storia globale proprio sotto i nostri occhi, uno in cui le civiltà asiatiche e occidentali, i continenti americano ed euraistico giocano tuti dei ruoli estremamente importanti. Interdipendenza e multipolarità: questa la doppia direttrice su cui si attesterebbe il nuovo ordine mondiale del XXI secolo, esemplato, dopo l'egemonia europea e americana dei secoli precedenti, sull'incontrovertibile ascesa dell'Asia, come argomentato nelle pagine del nuovo saggio di Parag Khanna.

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中港廠商加速遷移 東盟得益

中港廠商加速遷移 東盟得益

Hong Kong Economic Journal | 8 April 2019

中美貿易摩擦自去年年中顯著升級以來,不少只在內地設廠的中港企業,紛紛考慮於東盟國家增加生產設施。國際策略顧問公司FutureMap創辦人兼地緣政治學者Parag Khanna【圖】接受本報專訪時表示,過去10年間,中國勞動力成本不斷上漲,中港企業陸續轉移到越南、印尼及菲律賓等東南亞國家設廠,已成為行業趨勢,貿易爭拗無疑正加速企業相關部署,東盟國家可說是得益者。

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Italy Joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative Highlights Differences Between Europe and America

Italy Joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative Highlights Differences Between Europe and America

South China Morning Post | 2 April 2019

By Parag Khanna and Kishore Mahbubani  

Parag Khanna and Kishore Mahbubani argue that while Italy's joining the Belt & Road has attracted criticism within Europe, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip across Europe underscores the transatlantic divide over how to deal with rising Asian powers such as China.

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美專家: 帶路長遠削華影響力指亞洲向來多極西方過慮

美專家: 帶路長遠削華影響力指亞洲向來多極西方過慮

明報 | 1 April 2019

隨着亞洲經濟騰飛,不少評論早已指出,全球政經秩序的重心愈見由西方轉移到亞洲,尤其是中國會否取代美國的全球霸主地位,更往往是討論焦點。剛出版新書探討亞洲未來的美國國際關係評論家卡納上周接受本報訪問時稱,西方毋須過分放大中國威脅,因中國面對很多限制,以「一帶一路」倡議為例,中國雖然有戰略盤算,但長期發展的結果將會是受惠國家反過來間接削弱中國影響力,亞洲的未來會一如歷史般呈現「多極」的局面。

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The Resurrection of Asia

The Resurrection of Asia

Millennium Post | 25 March 2019

By Kavya Dubey 

Parag Khanna speaks to Kavya Dubey about the crystallization of Asia as a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Asia is the formidable stretch from the Mediterranean and the Red Seas across two-thirds of the Eurasian continent to the Pacific Ocean – encompassing fifty-three countries and close to five billion people – of which, only 1.5 billion are Chinese.

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