To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
Katlyn Turner grew up in Granger, Indiana. She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, an M.S. in Earth & Environmental Sciences from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Stanford University. Her dissertation examined the atomic structures of nuclear materials in extreme pressure environments. She is interested in how emerging technologies to reprocess spent nuclear fuel affect nuclear security, waste management, and the fuel cycle.