By PARAG KHANNA A gathering of the Arab League tends to bring out the worst of Middle Eastern stereotypes: dysfunctional protocol, empty exhortations denouncing Western evils and pointless acrimony. Yet this week’s summit in Tripoli could mark a turning point. The Arab League is increasingly serious and confident, floating the kind of proposals America should back rather than block.
In "Up in the Air," George Clooney portrays uber-frequent flier Ryan Bingham, who reaches ten million American Airlines miles--without ever leaving the United States. American Airlines is portrayed as the grand old silver lady of flying, and that's precisely the problem. It's certainly old, but far from grand. What does Clooney's Oscar hit have to do with U.S. foreign policy?
What was, what is, and what might be yet to come after Obama’s first year in office. By Parag Khanna The first year of Obama’s administration has passed so quickly that it would be unfair to focus only on reviewing the events of the past twelve months without examining with equal vigor the trends that Obama’s election and foreign policy have set in motion and scenarios for the year ahead.
By Cheong Suk-Wai TABLE TALK WITH PARAG KHANNA THERE is something to be said about pursuing a thought that seizes you, even if it takes you to the ends of the Earth. Just ask American foreign policy scholar Parag Khanna. In 2004, he first hit upon the idea of making a television series about emerging markets and how they were being riven apart internally by globalisation. Nobody took him up on it.
"Western Dominanance in Decline" By Ayesha Khanna and Parag Khanna Ben Simpfendorfer The New Silk Road: How a Rising Arab World Is Turning Away from the West and Rediscovering China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) Nandan Nilekani Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation (Penguin Press, 2009) Nirmalya Kumar, with Pradipta K. Mohapatra and Suj Chandrasekhar India’s Global Powerhouses: How They Are Taking On the World (Harvard Business Press, 2009) Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat The Fat Tai