The Second World: How Emerging Powers Are Redefining Global Competition in the Twenty-First Century

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At the end of the Cold War, we found ourselves living in a world with one superpower, the United States. Now, at the start of the twenty-first century, Parag Khanna argues powerfully that the moment of American supremacy is over, brought about by the increasing influence of what he terms the Second World: Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South America, the Middle East and East Asia. Travelling from Azerbaijan to Venezuela, China's hinterlands to Gaddafi's Libya, Parag Khanna explores these countries and their global significance. For as the three superpowers - the US, the EU and China - compete for influence in the Second World, citizens of these countries can already feel the these imperial forces exerting their influence and affecting the global balance of power. In a bold and provocative style, The Second World makes clear what's at stake, for whoever dominates the Second World will lead the twenty-first century - or become a part of the Second World itself.

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Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler,andbest-selling author. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre onAsiaand Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the NationalUniversity of Singapore. He is also the Managing Partner ofHybrid Reality, aboutique geostrategic advisory firm, and Co-Founder& CEO of Factotum, aleading content branding agency.
 
Parag's latest book is Technocracy in America: Rise of theInfo-State (2017). He is author of a trilogy of books on the future of worldorder beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New GlobalOrder (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the NextRenaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future ofGlobal Civilization (2016). He is also co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving inthe Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). In 2008, Parag was named oneof Esquire's "75 Most InfluentialPeople of the 21st Century," and featured inWIRED magazine's "SmartList." He holds a PhD from the London School ofEconomics, and Bachelorsand Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Serviceat GeorgetownUniversity. He has traveled to more than 100 countries and is aYoungGlobal Leader of the World Economic Forum.

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Khanna, a widely recognized expert on global politics, offers an study of the 21st century's emerging geopolitical marketplace dominated by three first world superpowers, the U.S., Europe and China. Each competes to lead the new century, pursuing that goal in the third world: select eastern European countries, east and central Asia, the Middle East Latin America, and North Africa. The U.S. offers military protection and aid. Europe offers deep reform and economic association. China offers full-service, condition-free relationships. Each can be appealing; none has obvious advantages. The key to Khanna's analysis, however, is his depiction of a second world: countries in transition. They range in size and population from heavily peopled states like Brazil and Indonesia to smaller ones such as Malaysia. Khanna interprets the coming years as being shaped by the race to win the second world—and in the case of the U.S., to avoid becoming a second-world country itself. The final pages of his book warn eloquently of the risks of imperial overstretch combined with declining economic dominance and deteriorating quality of life. By themselves those pages are worth the price of a book that from beginning to end inspires reflection. (Mar. 11)
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