Why Syria's Fragmentation Is Turkey's Opportunity

Why Syria's Fragmentation Is Turkey's Opportunity

The Atlantic | October 24, 2012
By Soner Cagaptay and Parag Khanna
One-and-a-half years into Syria's civil war, the latest chapter is the armed hostility between Syria and Turkey, once a friend of the Assad regime. A century ago, it was Western powers that dismantled and carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I. Today, Turkey can place itself in the driver's seat of shaping the borders of the emerging Near East map.

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The new Silk Road is made of iron — and stretches from Scotland to Singapore

The new Silk Road is made of iron — and stretches from Scotland to Singapore

Quartz | September 28, 2012
By Parag Khanna
At some point in the next 200 million years, according to Yale University scientists, the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates will collide at the North Pole. When they are eventually joined by Africa, the singular super-continent will re-emerge, reminiscent of the Pangea that existed hundreds of millions of years ago.

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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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