Is Parag Khanna the second Fukuyama? Will we see a brutal race for the greatest possible connectedness? Or will conectivity bring peace, reduce the number of classic warfare? What will be the role of the West in this competition, and how much will the Belt and Road initiatives mean? Will nation-states fade away in favor of tribalism?
We have a class of scientific technocrats directing the work of a class of politicians without honour, who utterly subordinate everyone else. Only a spiritual revolution will save us now
India is a non-aligned power; this move not only protects its own varied relations (as seen with India-Russia ties and even India-China bilateral) but also allows it to provide guidance and support to smaller economies in Asia and the Indo-Pacific
Chinese do not feel comfortable with the seemingly endless “endism” produced by Western intellectual elites, be it Fukuyamanian “end of history” at the end of the Cold War, or the recent variant of the “end” of the so-called liberal international order (LIO)
The common mistake is to assume that China is like the Soviet Union. In the year 2019, 130 million Chinese left China freely. Many of them came back. If China had been a repressive society, a gulag, they would not have left, and if they somehow had managed to leave, they wouldn’t have come back
Democracy needs to show that it is capable of providing public goods for a wide range of people. And I think in places where democracy risks deteriorating, people who are in favour of democracy need to unite to defend democracy and not fight amongst themselves