Parag Khanna, born in 1977, is an Indian-American political scientist, strategy consultant and publicist. He was born in India and grew up in Germany, New York and the United Arab Emirates. He wrote his doctoral thesis on international relations at the London School of Economics. As an expert for globalisation and geopolitics, he works for companies such as CNN and advises a number of institutions. Among other roles, he was an advisor to the United States Special Operations Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and was a member of the foreign policy advisory group of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. His sixth book, “The Future Is Asian”, appeared in 2019.