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.
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Juliet Eilperin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning senior national affairs correspondent for The Washington Post, covering the sweeping new federal climate and environmental policies of the Biden Administration. She reported on the Trump Administration’s drastic transformation of government policy in these areas. Eilperin has worked for the Post since 1998, previously serving as its White House bureau chief, national environmental reporter and House of Representatives correspondent. She was part of a Post team that won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting, traveling to Alaska for a series on the global impact of climate change. Twitter: @eilperin
Lisa Friedman is a reporter on The New York Times’ climate desk, focusing on climate and environmental policy in Washington. She covers the Biden Administration’s broad new climate initiatives and broke many stories about the Trump Administration’s efforts to repeal climate regulations and limit the use of science in policy-making. Friedman has covered eight international climate talks and chased climate-related stories from the bottom of a Chinese coal mine to the top of snow-capped Himalaya Mountains. She previously worked for Climatewire, leading a team of 12 reporters, and earlier at The Los Angeles Daily News and The Oakland Tribune. Twitter @LFFriedman