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.
Karen Motley is Executive Editor of the Belfer Center Studies in International Security book series. She joined the International Security Program staff after traveling and working in Europe for two years. She did her undergraduate study in political science and art history at the University of Massachusetts.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm