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.
Fridolin Pflugmann is a predoctoral research fellow at the Belfer Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program. He pursues a PhD at the Technical University of Munich and holds a MS in International Management from the ESADE Business School. His research explores challenges of the transition to low carbon energy systems, focusing on security of supply and geopolitical risks in highly renewable power systems. Prior he worked as a management consultant serving clients in the energy sector.Last Updated: Oct 2, 2020, 4:01pm