Resistance in Syria to Continue -- CNBC Interview

Resistance in Syria to Continue -- CNBC Interview

CNBC | August 1, 2011
Parag Khanna discusses the prospects for continued uprising in Syria during Ramadan and the current reform process in Egypt. There is not likely to be a Western military intervention in Syria. The unfolding "Arab Spring" will take years to play out, with differential trajectories among resource-rich monarchies, resource-poor monarchies, resource-rich non-monarchies, and resource-poor non-monarchies. The prospects for long-term growth are good in the Arab world if more accountable governments come into power and investors focus on infrastructure and job creation. This is a moment of "healthy chaos."

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Feature Interview with Johnson Controls "WorkPlace Now"

Feature Interview with Johnson Controls "WorkPlace Now"

Workplace Now | August 2011
Total Globalization is the fifth stage of globalization – it’s the point at which things truly become global. Up until that point the world’s largest 20 economies had dominated trade, but now the other 180 economies are becoming far more active and the trade balance is shifting towards what were once regarded as non-core economies. This shift has enormous implications for all of us and is not driven by a single power. Total Globalization began in 1995 with the widespread availability of information technologies like the internet and mobiles.

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Four-Part Appearance on "The Agenda"

The Agenda | August 1, 2011
Appearing on TV Ontario’s “The Agenda,” Parag Khanna discusses the global competition among political and economic models, the “next best thing” approach to countries such as Afghanistan and Egypt, why the “India model” is thriving across the post-colonial world, and how collaborative governance among public and private sectors is the key to successful leadership.

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Speaking on "Total Globalization" at the Inspire Conference

Speaking on "Total Globalization" at the Inspire Conference

London | June 7, 2011
Innovation, Trends and Thought Leadership are the backbone of every industry, whether it be the Web, Mobile, Creative or Social Entrepreneurship. Over two days in June 2011, we are bringing together some of the most brilliant minds in Technology, Creativity and Entrepreneurship from across the world to the heart of Europe's exploding tech and creative scene in London.

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Interview on Singapore's Prime Time Morning

Interview on Singapore's Prime Time Morning

Channel News Asia | July 22, 2011
How do you solve the world's problems like war, human rights abuses, environmental devastation and financial disaster? Well, author Parag Khanna thinks he has the answers and explains all in his new book, "How to Run the World." The adventurer-scholar, named by Esquire Magazine as one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century, joins us in our studio to share his perspective.

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Integrating, not Integrated: A Scorecard of GCC Economic Integration

Integrating, not Integrated: A Scorecard of GCC Economic Integration

Booz & Co. | July 2011
The Gulf Cooperation Council, consisting of six dynamic yet relatively small economies, is in an excellent position to realize the benefits of economic integration. This Ideation Center Insight analyzes integration efforts in the GCC along five dimensions: a monetary union; customs and borders; intra-regional investment; joint infrastructure; and knowledge cooperation.

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Technology: Smart Cities of the Future

Technology: Smart Cities of the Future

June 23, 2011 | Toronto, Canada
Humankind is at a turning point in its relationship to technology. As we enter the “Hybrid Age,” characterized by deep human-to-technology interactions, cities are poised to embrace emerging technologies in a push toward sustainable economic growth and innovation. In this presentation, futurists Ayesha and Parag Khanna describe the evolution of smart cities based on their travels to high-tech urban centres from Portugal to Sweden to South Korea. They will highlight new technologies related to urban efficiency and sustainability, and elaborate on new models of governance for smart cities.

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Conversations with History -- Hosted by Harry Kreisler at UC Berkeley

Conversations with History | April 13, 2011
Harry Kreisler welcomes author Parag Khanna, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, to discuss his new book, "How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance." Khanna analyzes the complex ecosystem created by globalization and how a new diplomacy has become the defining feature of international interactions.

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Technology: Northern Star

Technology: Northern Star

TIME | June 23, 2011
By Ayesha and Parag Khanna

Call it recycling opportunity. After their failed bid to host the 2004 Summer Olympics, Stockholm city leaders decided to turn a would-be sports village in the Hammarby Sjostad district into one of the world's most successful eco-villages. The practices of powering buses with biogas, recycling rainwater for irrigation and using organic waste for fertilizer spread to other districts of Sweden's largest city. Today the city's water is so clean that fishermen actually stand on bridges in the central business district, catching fresh salmon and trout.

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Curitiba, Brazil | May 18, 2011

Following on the publication of our TIME magazine article "Long Bus, Short Wait," Ayesha and I were taken for a special ride on Curitiba's new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.

The video, in which our daughter Zara makes several cameo appearances, can be watched here.

Long Bus, Short Wait

Long Bus, Short Wait

TIME | May 2, 2011
By Ayesha and Parag Khanna
On April 5, Luciano Ducci, the mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, boarded the world's largest urban bus on its inaugural ride across town, marking yet another coup for the city's transportation system. Powered exclusively by biofuels (made from soybeans), the 92-ft.-long (28 m) megabus can carry 250 passengers at a time and makes just four stops along a 6-mile (10 km) route. With a projected fleet of 24 vehicles, the system will ferry an average of 25,000 people per day.

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Autorität und Globalisierung: "Der Markt der Ideen ist selbstregulierend"

The European | April 4, 2011
Nur globale Netzwerke über die Grenzen staatlicher Souveränität hinaus können zur Lösung der großen Probleme beitragen, findet Parag Khanna. Welche Rolle in diesem Prozess Autoritäten zukommt, welchen Einfluss die Globalisierung 1.0 hierbei hatte und was die zunehmende Bedeutung von nicht-staatlichen Akteuren ausmacht erklärt er im Interview mit Martin Eiermann.

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Ich bin für Tyrannenmord

Berliner Zeitung | April 1, 2011
Berlin - "Guten Tag", sagt Parag Khanna. Akzentfrei. "Wir machen das Interview auf Deutsch. Warum sollen Sie noch die Mühe mit der Übersetzung haben." Er steht aufrecht vor mir, 190 Zentimeter groß, in seinem in Indien maßgeschneiderten dunklen Anzug. Sehr freundlich, sehr konzentriert. Wir sitzen auf Stühlen einander gegenüber in einem kleinen Büro des Berlin Verlages in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, unweit vom Volkspark Friedrichshain und dem Denkmal der Märzgefallenen.

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The Obama Administration and Next Steps in the Middle East

The Obama Administration and Next Steps in the Middle East

CNN American Morning | March 28, 2011
President Obama will address the nation about Operation Odyssey Dawn and the U.S.'s involvement in military action there Monday evening. Parag Khanna is a Senior Fellow at the non-partisan think tank, The New American Foundation, and is the author of "How to Run the World". Khanna talks to American Morning about the latest developments out of Libya and what Operation Odyssey Dawn means for American politics.

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Look West not East: South America will be the 21st Century's Superpower

Intelligence Squared | March 22, 2011
Conventional wisdom tells us that a new star will rise in the East, and over the past decade all eyes have been looking towards China or India to witness the emergence of the 21st century’s new superpower. But if the three key elements for a strong and powerful economy are democracy, economic growth and low inflation then neither of those would-be giants makes the grade. So perhaps we should all do an about-turn. Look West, young man!

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