By Parag Khanna
From the visionary bestselling writer of The moment global and how one can Run the realm comes a bracing and authoritative advisor to a destiny formed much less via nationwide borders than by means of worldwide offer chains, an international during which the main attached powers—and people—will win.
Connectivity is the main innovative 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, strength, and communications infrastructure linking the world’s burgeoning megacities jointly. This has profound effects for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the surroundings, and social id. Connectivity, now not 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 fast and unparalleled adjustments affecting all the pieces of the planet. He exhibits how militaries are deployed to guard provide chains up to borders, and the way countries are much less at conflict over territory than engaged in tugs-of-war over pipelines, railways, transport lanes, and web cables. the hot fingers race is to hook up 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 us can in simple terms regain flooring by means of fusing with its pals right into a super-continental North American Union of shared assets and prosperity.
Connectography bargains a distinct and hopeful imaginative and prescient for the long run. Khanna argues that new strength discoveries and applied sciences have eradicated the necessity for source wars; bold shipping 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 alternate routes throughout its war-torn panorama. even as, thriving hubs similar to Singapore and Dubai are injecting dynamism into younger and seriously populated areas, cyber-communities empower trade throughout large distances, and the world’s ballooning monetary resources are being correctly invested into construction an inclusive international society. underneath the chaos of a global that looks to be falling aside is a brand new origin of connectivity pulling it together.
Praise for Connectography
“Incredible . . . With the area speedily altering and urbanizing, [Khanna’s] proposals can 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 advanced provide chains that pull the realm jointly whilst 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 bright information, 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 clean, confident vision.”—The Economist
“Connectivity has turn into a simple human correct, and provides each person on the earth the chance to supply for his or her relatives and give a contribution to our shared destiny. Connectography charts the way forward for this attached world.”—Marc Andreessen, common associate, 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