Even as we have come to accept the rapid shift towards a multipolar world, the growing influence of so-called swing states to exercise influence over the U.S., China, European Union, and other major powers is less understood. Deepening regionalism, multi-directional alliances, and strategic industrial policy are among the tools that coveted emerging markets use to gain leverage over the great powers wooing them. What are the strategies employed by such states such as Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, and others to elevate their international standing and prevent a return to hegemonic order? How are the superpowers adjusting to these new constraints on their influence? What are the prospects for global stability and potential triggers or chain reactions that could cause regional or international conflict?
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Dr. Parag Khanna, Director, Hybrid Reality Institute; Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute for International Affairs
- Tuesday, 29 January 2013
- 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-5,
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,