Asia’s Geopolitical Chessboard: Avoiding Checkmate

Asia’s Geopolitical Chessboard: Avoiding Checkmate

Milken Institute Asia Summit | 19 September 2019

At the Milken Institute Asia Summit, Dr. Parag Khanna joined a panel with James G. Stavridis, John Park, Kurt Tong, and Farah Pandith, moderated by James Crabtree. They discussed US-China tensions in the Indo-Pacific region, the trade war, Belt and Road Initiative, and other geostrategic issues pertinent to Asia.

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Keynote at Swiss Bankers Association in Zurich

Keynote at Swiss Bankers Association in Zurich

Swiss Bankers Association | 13 September 2019

Dr. Parag Khanna gave a keynote speech at the annual Swiss Bankers Association (Bankiervereinigung) conference, where he illustrated the relationship between global connectivity and rising complexity, the shift towards a Eurasian world economy, and sources of resilience in the global system of energy markets and technology.

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A Fork in the (Belt and) Road?

A Fork in the (Belt and) Road?

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | 10 September 2019

FutureMap founder and managing partner Dr. Parag Khanna presented at a seminar in Hong Kong on the future of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) together with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partners John Choong and Thomas Ng. They discussed shifts in financial structures, the growing role of multilateral organizations, outstanding and potential future disputes, and the growing importance of environmental and social standards.

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GTR Asia Summit in Singapore

GTR Asia Summit in Singapore

GTR Asia | 3 September 2019

Dr. Parag Khanna served as the chairman for the 2019 GTR Asia summit, the largest conference of trade, commodity, fintech and treasury community officials in the region. The event opened with a keynote speech by Mr. Peter Ong, chairman of Enterprise Singapore, after which Dr. Khanna moderating sessions on the US-China trade war, supply chain shifts, and digital finance.

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Asia is where American superpower began. Is it also where it ends?

Asia is where American superpower began. Is it also where it ends?

The World Post | 4 June 2019

By Parag Khanna

For the first time in history, we live in a truly multi-civilizational and multipolar order. There will be no number-one nation. China’s rise does not replace the U.S. as the world’s largest economy but rather represents it joining an already multipolar global system in which there are many multi-trillion-dollar economies, including Europe, Japan, India, and others. American grand strategy should aim to promote a multipolar Eurasia.

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The Future is Asian featured at Indian Summer Festival in Vancouver

The Future is Asian featured at Indian Summer Festival in Vancouver

Indian Summer Festival | 25 May 2019

It was a great privilege to be the guest-of-honor at the gala dinner to celebrate the forthcoming Indian Summer Festival in Vancouver, Canada. Following in the footsteps of Sharmila Tagore, Anupam Kher and Deepa Mehta, I am grateful to curator Sirish Rao for his generous hospitality and giving me the opportunity to address Vancouver's leading business, academic and cultural figures on the relevance of The Future is Asian to a multicultural Canada. Thanks also to Stewart Beck of the Asia Pacific Foundation for moderating an excellent discussion, and to acclaimed chef Vikram Vij for a savory menu tailored to the occasion!

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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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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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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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Australia's Asianizing Society

Australia's Asianizing Society

The Australian Financial Review | 7 February 2019

If Australia wants to be more welcome in Asia than the United Kingdom is in Europe, it needs to swallow the hard truth that it is not the centre of Asia's solar system but merely one of many planets – one made of iron ore and natural gas. The question is whether Australia can strengthen its gravity and influence across more markets than China.

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