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.
This is taking political and economic geograpahy to a new level – you can see examples to illustrate @ ‘s talk everyday. Having just spent two weeks in Greece, even there you can see how the German ‘lifeline’ has seen a growth in German cars on the highways of Hellas and a flood of Russian tourists lifting the economy. Between them, Russia and Germany, are running Greece.
I’d highly recommend you watch this excellent Ted.com talk – it will change your view on political boundaries and solutions to conflicts.