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 by way of nationwide borders than by way of worldwide offer chains, a global during which the main hooked up 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 in line with yr in transportation, strength, and communications infrastructure linking the world’s burgeoning megacities jointly. This has profound results for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the surroundings, and social identification. 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 quick and remarkable alterations affecting all the things of the planet. He exhibits how militaries are deployed to guard provide chains up to borders, and the way international locations are much less at conflict over territory than engaged in tugs-of-war over pipelines, railways, delivery 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 U.S. can purely regain floor via fusing with its pals right into a super-continental North American Union of shared assets and prosperity.
Connectography bargains a different and hopeful imaginative and prescient for the longer term. 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 international is evolving a extra peaceable map because it builds source and alternate routes throughout its war-torn panorama. even as, thriving hubs comparable to Singapore and Dubai are injecting dynamism into younger and seriously populated areas, cyber-communities empower trade throughout tremendous 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 starting place of connectivity pulling it together.
Praise for Connectography
“Incredible . . . With the area quickly altering and urbanizing, [Khanna’s] proposals could be how one can confront a extensively assorted future.”—The Washington Post
“Clear and coherent . . . a well-researched account of ways 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 shiny info, Khanna has . . . produced an enticing geopolitical travelogue.”—Foreign Affairs
“Connectivity has turn into a easy human correct, and provides every body 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, common associate, Andreessen Horowitz
“Ahead of the curve in seeing the battlefield of the longer term and the hot form of tug-of-war being waged on it. Khanna’s scholarship and foresight are world-class. A must-read for the subsequent president.”—Chuck Hagel, former U.S. secretary of defense
From the Hardcover edition.