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The Zachary Karabell Podcast

Interview with Parag Khanna

Are we experiencing a global epidemic of pessimism? Or is this just a Western issue? Parag Khanna, author of The Future is Asian, explains on my podcast that isolation, populism and xenophobia are not the reality for Asia, a region on the rise.

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