The Future of Countries
Parag Khanna Keynotes - The Parag Khanna speeches confront a series of geo-political issues head on. AS an international...
He challenges the audience with the political challenge of mapping. How we choose to distribute ourselves throughout the world is a highly sensitive political issue. It is a thought provoking concept as to whether or not there is a "best" way to map out boundaries and borders. People, money, power and culture are constantly changing the subtle lines of the global grid. Colonies were once conquered, while today countries are bought. He illustrates his point with the relationship between China and Mongolia. China is stripping down the neighbouring country's land as it purchases mine shaft after mine shaft.