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Contours of the 'Asian Century'

The questions raised by the author's stimulating book highlight his deft weaving together of technology, geopolitics, economics, globalisation - and the decline and rise of great powers

Contours of the 'Asian Century'
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Anita Inder Singh
THE FUTURE IS ASIAN: 
Global order in the 
twenty-first century
Parag Khanna
Hachette India 
Pages: 433, Price: Rs 699

Writing with facility, using a wealth of statistics and provocative arguments, Parag Khanna enthuses about a dynamic Asia going into the global lead. Stretching from the Red Sea to Japan, Australia and New Zealand, Asia includes most of the world’s largest countries and advanced economies. Asia has most of the world’s cities, foreign exchange reserves, largest banks, technology and industrial companies and armies. Singapore and Japan have “the most powerful passports”. Singapore’s “Crazy Rich Asians” have even inspired Brexiteers, who dream of Britain becoming the “Singapore of

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First Published: Feb 27 2019 | 1:06 AM IST

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