Geopolitical analyst Parag Khanna drives home the message that what connects people matters more than what divides them. His examination of today’s global network civilization resonates strongly, especially as populist movements and antiglobalization sentiments threaten to reverse the benefits of freer trade and more open borders. As an irresistible force for poverty reduction and higher living standards, connectivity will expand. Poor nations know their route to prosperity lies along the global supply chains and the new “Silk Roads” connecting modern cities and countries that care less about military power and more about commerce. Although Khanna could have delivered his message in half the page count, getAbstract recommends his far-ranging discussion to politicians, business leaders, economists and anyone seeking a contemporary interpretation of global dynamics grounded in reality rather than rhetoric.
About the Author
Global strategist and consultant Parag Khanna specializes in relations between the United States and India, contributes to CNN, and conducts research for the National University of Singapore.