The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order

The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order

Parag Khanna


Grand causes of ways to appreciate the advanced twenty-first-century international have all fallen short–until now. In The moment World, the bright younger student Parag Khanna takes readers on an exhilarating international travel, one who exhibits how America’s dominant second has been by surprise changed via a geopolitical industry in which the eu Union and China compete with the us to form global order on their lonesome phrases.

This contest is preferred and so much decisive within the moment global: pivotal areas in jap Europe, valuable Asia, Latin the United States, the center East, and East Asia. Khanna explores the evolution of geopolitics throughout the fresh histories of such underreported, attention-grabbing, and complex nations as Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Colombia, Libya, Vietnam, and Malaysia–nations whose assets will finally verify the destiny of the 3 superpowers, yet whose futures are perennially doubtful as they fight to upward push into the 1st global or steer clear of falling into the third.

Informed, witty, and armed with a traveler’s instinct for mixing into assorted cultures, Khanna mixes copious examine with deep reportage to remake the map of the area. He depicts second-world societies from the interior out, watching how globalization divides them into winners and losers alongside political, financial, and cultural lines–and indicates how China, Europe, and the USA use their exact imperial gravities to tug the second-world nations into their orbits. alongside the way in which, Khanna additionally explains how Arabism and Islamism compete for the Arab soul, unearths how Iran and Saudi Arabia play the superpowers opposed to each other, unmasks Singapore’s inspirational position in East Asia, and psychoanalyzes the second-world leaders whose judgements are reshaping the stability of energy. He captures the main elusive formulation in foreign affairs: tips on how to imagine like a country.

In the twenty-first century, globalization is the most battlefield of geopolitics, and the USA itself runs the danger of descending into the second one international if it doesn't renew itself and redefine its position on the planet.

Comparable in scope and boldness to Francis Fukuyama’s The finish of historical past and the final guy and Samuel P. Huntington’s The conflict of Civilizations and the Remaking of worldwide Order, Parag Khanna’s The moment international will be the definitive consultant to international politics for years to come.

“A savvy, streetwise primer on dozens of person international locations that provides as much as a coherent thought of worldwide politics.”
–Robert D. Kaplan, writer of Eastward to Tartary and Warrior Politics

“A panoramic evaluation that boldly addresses the dilemmas of the area that our subsequent president will confront.”
–Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former nationwide safety advisor

"Parag Khanna's attention-grabbing ebook takes us on an epic trip round the multipolar international, elegantly combining historic research, political idea, and eye-witness stories to make clear the conflict for primacy among the world's new empires."
–Mark Leonard, government Director, eu Council on overseas Relations

"Khanna, a widely known specialist on international politics, bargains an research of the twenty first century's rising "geopolitical market" ruled by way of 3 "first international" superpowers, the united states, Europe and China... the ultimate pages of his booklet warn eloquently of the dangers of imperial overstretch mixed with declining monetary dominance and deteriorating caliber of existence. by means of themselves these pages are well worth the fee of a booklet that from commencing to finish conjures up reflection."
–Publishers Weekly

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