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Parag Khanna:
Mapping the future of countries

TEDGlobal 2009 · 18:53 · Filmed Jul 2009
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Parag Khanna: Mapping the future of countries
18:53 · Filmed July 2009 at TEDGlobal 2009 · Subtitles available in 26 languages

Many people think the lines on the map no longer matter, but Parag Khanna says they do. Using maps of the past and present, he explains the root causes of border conflicts worldwide and proposes simple yet cunning solutions for each.

Global Theorist; Guest Host at TEDGlobal 2012
Geopolitical expert Parag Khanna foresees a future where American influence is waning, and the new powerhouses (and threats) may not be the players you'd expect. Full bio
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