Our Asian Future: Global Order in the 21st Century

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To be published worldwide in Spring 2019.

The definitive guide to Asia’s global influence in the 21st century

In the 19th century, the world was Europeanized. In the 20th century, it was Americanized. In the 21st century, there is no doubt that the world is being Asianized.  

The “Asian Century” is even bigger than you think. Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order spanning the Arab Gulf states to Japan, and Russia to Australia—linking five billion people through trade, finance and infrastructure networks. China has taken a lead in building the new Silk Roads that enable this mega-regional system, but it will not lead it alone. Rather, Asia is returning to the stable multipolar order that existed long before European colonialism and American dominance. Already India is growing faster than China and will soon have more people, while Southeast Asia receives more FDI than China and Japan exports more capital than China. Large but dormant societies from Iran to Indonesia are finally emerging, teeming with young and urban, ambitious and entrepreneurial youth, while from Saudi Arabia to Vietnam, privatization is unlocking a new wave of growth. Asians are sharing economic and governance models as never before, and their confident outward push is reshaping daily life in North America and Europe, South America and Africa.

Dr. Parag Khanna’s latest book Our Asian Future presents this much larger Asian reality through detailed analysis, data and maps of all of Asia’s major markets and their combined impact on global economy, society and governance. With his trademark conceptual clarity and on-the-ground reportage, Khanna provides essential guidance for executives as they look to hedge their China exposure and capture the next big commercial opportunities from real estate and retail to finance and technology. With his intimate knowledge of Asian history and geopolitics, he also paints a compelling vision of a balanced global system of shared responsibilities across America, Europe and Asia. Following on the heels of his pioneering trilogy that concluded with the revolutionary Connectography (2016), Khanna’s Our Asian Future will similarly serve as a global strategic roadmap for decades to come.