EP 352: Parag Khanna Says the Future Is Asian
Parag Khanna says America has a China problem and the solution is Asia. He suggests that rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership and building stronger ties with other countries in the region is a much more effective and less risky way to gain leverage over China than a direct trade war. He reveals what President Trump gets wrong when he says that America "holds all the cards" with China and suggests that Trump’s tariffs may actually hasten China’s push to become self-sufficient. He talks about the booming markets emerging in other parts of Asia and how leading American tech companies are getting in on the game by signing major manufacturing agreements in place like India, South Korea, and Vietnam. Parag also discusses the growing cultural influence represented by the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians and a new trend of Asian-Americans crossing back over the Pacific to pursue opportunities as "American-Asians."