By Parag Khanna
From the visionary bestselling writer of The moment global and how you can Run the realm comes a bracing and authoritative advisor to a destiny formed much less via nationwide borders than by way of worldwide offer chains, a global 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 cash in keeping with yr in transportation, power, and communications infrastructure linking the world’s burgeoning megacities jointly. This has profound outcomes for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the surroundings, and social identification. 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 give an explanation for the quick and extraordinary adjustments affecting every thing of the planet. He indicates how militaries are deployed to guard provide chains up to borders, and the way international locations are much less at warfare over territory than engaged in tugs-of-war over pipelines, railways, transport lanes, and net cables. the hot 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 us can basically regain floor by means of fusing with its friends right into a super-continental North American Union of shared assets and prosperity.
Connectography bargains a special and hopeful imaginative and prescient for the long run. Khanna argues that new power discoveries and applied sciences have eradicated the necessity for source wars; bold shipping corridors and gear 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. while, thriving hubs reminiscent of Singapore and Dubai are injecting dynamism into younger and seriously populated areas, cyber-communities empower trade throughout substantial distances, and the world’s ballooning monetary resources are being properly invested into development an inclusive international society. underneath the chaos of a global that looks to be falling aside is a brand new starting place of connectivity pulling it together.
Praise for Connectography
“Incredible . . . With the realm quickly altering and urbanizing, [Khanna’s] proposals should be find out how to confront a appreciably diversified future.”—The Washington Post
“Clear and coherent . . . a well-researched account of the way businesses are weaving ever extra complex offer 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 attractive geopolitical travelogue.”—Foreign Affairs
“For those that worry that the area is turning into too inward-looking, Connectography is a fresh, confident vision.”—The Economist
“Connectivity has turn into a simple human correct, and provides everybody on this planet the chance to supply for his or her family members and give a contribution to our shared destiny. Connectography charts the way forward for this hooked up world.”—Marc Andreessen, common associate, Andreessen Horowitz
“Khanna’s scholarship and foresight are world-class. A must-read for the subsequent president.”—Chuck Hagel, former U.S. secretary of defense