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Connectography is a bracing and authoritative guide to what Parag Khanna terms our global network civilization Khanna blasts away today s conventional wisdom The world craves China s infrastructure not American hegemony The new arms race of the twenty first century is to connect to the most markets a race China is winning as it has become the top trade partner of twice as many countries as America This book is both an intellectual and a boots on the ground journey Khanna goes from Ukraine to Iran Mongolia to North Korea and the Arctic Circle to the South China Sea to show how tug of war over pipelines railways and Internet cables is what conflict looks like today But Connectography is also a hopeful book as the increase in connectivity heralds an era of competition but also stability like never before Khanna argues that new energy discoveries and technologies have eliminated the need for resource wars ambitious new railways and electricity grids are unscrambling Africa s fraught colonial borders and even the Arab world is evolving a more peaceful map as it builds resource infrastructures across its war torn landscape Beneath the chaos of a world that appears to be falling apart is a new foundation of connectivity pulling it together Khanna s book provides a blueprint for winning in this new post national age Places that invest in world class airports real estate and schools and attract the best and brightest places like New York Dubai and Singapore will lead our global network civilization Areas that remain isolated from global flows of investment and knowledge will inevitably decay unless they transform themselves into thriving nodes along the lines set down in this book From the visionary bestselling author of The Second World and How to Run the World comes a bracing and authoritative guide to a future shaped less by national borders than by global supply chains a world in which the most connected powers and people will win CConnectography Mapping the Future of Global Civilization