Mapping the Future of Countries - 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. More on TED.com...
Why I'm Posting - While slightly dated now (amazing how quickly the world moves), it's a really interesting look at what's going on now and how history repeats itself. Also, further proof that we should really be wary of China. Everyone says it, but then I think everyone goes right back to their business. Seriously, those who teach their children Chinese are going to have a leg up on everyone else in a generation or two.
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