Parag Khanna maps the future of countries
Damn, TED is frustrating. Not easy to find the dates/conferences for talks. Just the title.
Parag draws maps which focus on infrastructure, not boundaries. Good infrastructure determines the balance of power and makes for good neighbors.
Example: Kurds would need good relations with their neighbors to be able to get their oil to a port so they could sell it.
Example: China is conquering the world. They have “invaded” Russia– by moving farmers into Siberia, leasing the land. Etc. Chinese is becoming a language of power brokers.