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.
Speaker: William d'Ambruoso, Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
What explains the United States' repeated turn to torture as an interrogation method in counterinsurgency and counterterrorism campaigns? Using illustrations from the Philippine-American War through the post-2001 war on terror, this seminar shows that actors seek methods that are simultaneously nasty enough to be effective and sufficiently mild-sounding to evade condemnation.
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