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Here is a stunning and provocative guide to the future of international relations—a system for managing global problems beyond the stalemates of business versus government, East versus West, rich versus poor, democracy versus authoritarianism, free markets versus state capitalism.
Written by the most esteemed and innovative adventurer-scholar of his generation, Parag Khanna’s How to Run the World posits a chaotic modern era that resembles the Middle Ages, with Asian empires, Western militaries, Middle Eastern sheikhdoms, magnetic city-states, wealthy multinational corporations, elite clans, religious zealots, tribal hordes, and potent media seething in an ever more unpredictable and dangerous storm.
But just as that initial “dark age” ended with the Renaissance, Khanna believes that our time can become a great and enlightened age as well—only, though, if we harness our technology and connectedness to forge new networks among governments, businesses, and civic interest groups to tackle the crises of today and avert those of tomorrow.
With his trademark energy, intellect, and wit, Khanna reveals how a new “mega-diplomacy” consisting of coalitions among motivated technocrats, influential executives, super-philanthropists, cause-mopolitan activists, and everyday churchgoers can assemble the talent, pool the money, and deploy the resources to make the global economy fairer, rebuild failed states, combat terrorism, promote good governance, deliver food, water, health care, and education to those in need, and prevent environmental collapse.
With examples taken from the smartest capital cities, most progressive boardrooms, and frontline NGOs, Khanna shows how mega-diplomacy is more than an ad hoc approach to running a world where no one is in charge—it is the playbook for creating a stable and self-correcting world for future generations.
How to Run the World is the cutting-edge manifesto for diplomacy in a borderless world.
|The New World Order...Really||p. 1|
|Diplomacy Is Dead! Long Live Diplomacy!|
|The New Middle Ages|
|The New Rules of the Game|
|Generation Y Geopolitics|
|The New Diplomats||p. 30|
|From Model United Nations to Model Medievalism|
|The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Diplomats|
|America's "Diplomacy in Action"|
|Celebrity Diplomats: Does Life Imitate Art?|
|Stateless Statesmen and Super-NGOs|
|Flash Diplomacy: The World Economic Forum|
|The Broker: The Clinton Global Initiative|
|The (Fill-in-the-Blank) Consensus||p. 52|
|"Twenty HUBS and No HQ"|
|Who Has the Money Makes the Rules|
|Public and Private|
|Saving Us From Ourselves||p. 63|
|Peace Without War||p. 65|
|A World of Complexes|
|Can an Oxymoron Stop a War?|
|Making Borders Irrelevant|
|Facts on the Ground: Africa|
|Facts on the Ground: The Middle East|
|Facts on the Ground: South-Central Asia|
|The New Colonialism: Better Than the Last||p. 92|
|Colonialism New and Old|
|The Responsibility to Be Responsible|
|Finding the Peace to Keep|
|Taking the Reins of "Chaos-istan"|
|Terrorists, Pirates, Nukes||p. 108|
|Terrorism as War|
|Terror on the High Seas|
|Getting Rights Right||p. 120|
|Democracy Über Alles?|
|The End of Corruption?|
|A World of Need||p. 133|
|By Any Means Necessary||p. 135|
|Nothing Succeeds Like Success|
|Africa: The Final Frontier (for China)|
|Reversing the Resource Curse|
|The Case Against Poverty||p. 156|
|Show Me the Money|
|Caring for Orphans|
|How to Adopt a Country|
|Your Planet, Your Choice||p. 182|
|All Politics Are Ecological|
|Supply and Demand|
|The Climate Olympics|
|A World of Experiments|
|The Business of Business Is Sustainability|
|The Next Renaissance||p. 208|
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