Worth a Look: Parag Khanna on Technocracy & Democracy in America (Not Good Enough)

American democracy just isn’t good enough anymore. A costly election has done more to divide American society than unite it, while trust in government–and democracy itself–is plummeting. But there are better systems out there, and America would be wise to learn from them. In this provocative manifesto, globalization scholar Parag Khanna tours cutting-edge nations from …

Parag Khanna: USA Losing the New Arms Race

The New Arms Race Connectivity and Competition Whereas the United States sees China through the lens of defense, Europe’s view of China is shaped by its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies. Of the 25 top EPC companies in the world, 23 are European and Asian (Bechtel and Fluor are the only American firms that …

Parag Khanna: Russia on the Cyber Silk Road

Russia on the Cyber Silk Road Russia can become Eurasia’s super-connector, argues Parag Khanna, senior research fellow at the Centre on Asia and Globalization at the National University of Singapore.

Parag Khanna: The End of the Nation-State?

The End of the Nation-State? New York Times, 14 October 2013 Singapore — Every five years, the United States National Intelligence Council, which advises the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, publishes a report forecasting the long-term implications of global trends. Earlier this year it released its latest report, “Alternative Worlds,” which included scenarios for …