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.
Georgiy Kent is a third-year undergraduate at Harvard College pursuing a joint concentration in social studies and Slavic languages and literature. His primary academic focus is democratic social movements in post-Soviet countries. As the child of a Foreign Service Officer, Georgiy grew up in Ukraine, Thailand, and the United States.Last Updated: Nov 17, 2020, 9:50am