The term ‘Pangea’ refers to the supercontinent that included all landmasses on the Earth before the Triassic Period. Pangaea broke apart during the Triassic and Jurassic Periods, separating into Laurasia and Gondwanaland. Today, the globalized world is becoming increasingly connected once again.
The world’s population is more connected in the present age than any time since the continental drift. Technology and globalization lend themselves to an ever-increasing level of collaboration, shared experience, and inevitable conflict.
It’s a world post-Iraq and Afghanistan War, post-9/11, and post-Arab Spring. Twenty years have passed since the United Nations’ Rio Summit. Where are we now? Seven out of the ten fastest growing economies are on the African continent. How will this change the global power structure? How are new technologies, social media, and popular movements altering the course of history?
This blog will examine top headlines in global relations, with specific focus on events, developments, and agendas particularly relevant to American interests.