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.
Mailys Mangin is a Managing the Atom Predoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Lille University, in France. Her research uses relational sociology to contribute to a deeper understanding of the political role of international institutions in the field of nuclear nonproliferation. She previously was a member of the French Next Generation Réseau Nucléaire et Stratégie (RSN-NG) led by two French think tanks, the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) and the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI).Last Updated: Aug 25, 2020, 1:17pm