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.
Alison is Assistant Director for the Future of Diplomacy Project and the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She has taught graduate-level courses in the Sustainability and Environmental Management Program at Harvard Extension School since 2010. She has a BA in international relations and an MA in sustainable development.Last Updated: Nov 16, 2020, 12:34pm