30 years after Berlin Wall, we need fewer — not more — barriers

30 years after Berlin Wall, we need fewer — not more — barriers

The Hill | 9 Nov 2019

Most people alive in the world today do not remember where they were when the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989. They were either not born yet or too young. I was in the 8th grade and, fortunately, my parents believed that the best way to learn history is to live it. We got on a plane from JFK Airport, flew to Frankfurt, rented a compact car, and drove to Berlin.

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Michael Hintze Lecture at the University of Sydney

Michael Hintze Lecture at the University of Sydney

University of Sydney | 5 November 2019

Dr. Parag Khanna was invited by The Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) at the University of Sydney to deliver the annual Michael Hintze Lecture. He discussed the relevant approaches from international relations theory that underpin the importance of assessing regions such as Asia and how Asia's power structure differs from that of other regions.

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Asia's Rising Growth and Internal Connectivity

Asia's Rising Growth and Internal Connectivity

Future Investment Initiative | 1 November 2019

Dr. Parag Khanna was invited by Future Investment Initiative (FII) to moderate a discussion with esteemed panelists H.E. Dr. Majid Al Kasabi, Minister of Commerce and Investment of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Raamdeo Agrawal, Chairman & Co-founder, Motilal Oswal Financial Services of India, and Ju Zhao, Chief Investment Officer of China Merchants Bank. They discussed the rapid increase in cross-Asian trade and infrastructure investments.

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Discussion with Dr. Henry Kissinger

Discussion with Dr. Henry Kissinger


New Delhi | 23 October 2019

It was a pleasure to spend some time with Dr. Henry Kissinger. No scholar or statesman has more influenced my thinking on the pursuit of Eurasian geopolitical equilibrium, major themes of The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008) and The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict, and Culture in the 21st Century (2019). Long may he continue to share his wisdom with all of us!

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Launching Serbian edition of The Future is Asian

Launching Serbian edition of The Future is Asian

The Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) | 3 October 2019

CIRSD president Mr. Vuk Jeremić welcomed Dr. Parag Khanna to a fireside chat in Belgrade to launch the Serbian edition of The Future is Asian. They discussed rising Eurasian connectivity, China's Belt and Road Initiative, and the role of the Balkans as a gateway region between Europe and Asia.

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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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