Parag Khanna maps the future of countries

Parag Khanna

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.

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Posted on August 30, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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