By Parag Khanna
From the visionary bestselling writer of The moment global and easy methods to Run the realm comes a bracing and authoritative consultant to a destiny formed much less via nationwide borders than through international offer chains, an international during which the main attached powers—and people—will win.
Connectivity is the main progressive strength of the twenty-first century. Mankind is reengineering the planet, making an investment as much as ten trillion money according to 12 months in transportation, power, and communications infrastructure linking the world’s burgeoning megacities jointly. This has profound effects for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the surroundings, and social id. Connectivity, no longer geography, is our destiny.
In Connectography, visionary strategist Parag Khanna travels from Ukraine to Iran, Mongolia to North Korea, Pakistan to Nigeria, and around the Arctic Circle and the South China Sea to provide an explanation for the quick and extraordinary adjustments affecting everything of the planet. He exhibits how militaries are deployed to guard provide chains up to borders, and the way countries are much less at warfare over territory than engaged in tugs-of-war over pipelines, railways, delivery lanes, and web cables. the recent palms race is to connect with the main markets—a race China is now successful, having introduced a wave of infrastructure investments to unite Eurasia round its new Silk Roads. the U.S. can in basic terms regain flooring by way of fusing with its associates right into a super-continental North American Union of shared assets and prosperity.
Connectography deals a distinct and hopeful imaginative and prescient for the longer term. Khanna argues that new strength discoveries and applied sciences have eradicated the necessity for source wars; bold delivery corridors and tool grids are unscrambling Africa’s fraught colonial borders; even the Arab global is evolving a extra peaceable map because it builds source and exchange routes throughout its war-torn panorama. even as, thriving hubs resembling Singapore and Dubai are injecting dynamism into younger and seriously populated areas, cyber-communities empower trade throughout gigantic distances, and the world’s ballooning monetary resources are being properly invested into construction an inclusive international society. underneath the chaos of an international that looks to be falling aside is a brand new beginning of connectivity pulling it together.
Praise for Connectography
“Incredible . . . With the realm quickly altering and urbanizing, [Khanna’s] proposals may be tips to confront a noticeably assorted future.”—The Washington Post
“Clear and coherent . . . a well-researched account of the way businesses are weaving ever extra complex provide chains that pull the area jointly while they squeeze out inefficiencies. . . . [He] has succeeded in demonstrating that the forces of globalization are winning.”—Adrian Woolridge, The Wall road Journal
“Bold . . . With an eye fixed for vibrant info, Khanna has . . . produced an enticing geopolitical travelogue.”—Foreign Affairs
“For those that worry that the realm is turning into too inward-looking, Connectography is a fresh, positive vision.”—The Economist
“Connectivity has develop into a easy human correct, and provides everybody on this planet the chance to supply for his or her kinfolk and give a contribution to our shared destiny. Connectography charts the way forward for this hooked up world.”—Marc Andreessen, basic companion, Andreessen Horowitz
“Khanna’s scholarship and foresight are world-class. A must-read for the following president.”—Chuck Hagel, former U.S. secretary of defense