Parag Khanna on the Future of Sovereign Borders

If you can find 20 minutes to spare, Parag Khanna’s presentation at this year’s TED conference has some thought provoking moments. Among them:

2:45 – 6:00 – a discussion of the China-Mongolia-Russia space and how the de facto Chinese influence in the area echoes a prior point in history.

6:00 – 9:00 – the protrusion of commerce hubs in East Asia and their concurrent melding of national cultures.

9:00 – 12:00 – infrastructure investment as the key to peace in the Middle East.