For years former diplomat and academic Kishore Mahbubani has closely studied the changing relationship between Asia and the U.S. and its consequences in works like 'Can Asians Think?' and 'The New Asian Hemisphere'. In 'The Great Convergence', he assesses East and West at a remarkable turning point in world history and reaches an incredible conclusion. China stands poised to become the world’s largest economy as soon as 2016. Unprecedented numbers of the world’s population, driven by Asian economic growth, are being lifted out of poverty and into the middle class. And with this creation of a world-wide middle class, there is an unprecedented convergence of interests and perceptions, cultures and values: a truly global civilization. 'The Great Convergence' outlines new policies and approaches that will be necessary to govern in an increasingly interconnected and complex environment.
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