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.
Morgan L. Kaplan is the Executive Editor of International Security and Series Editor of the Belfer Center Studies in International Security book series at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. Kaplan's research examines the international politics of rebellion with a focus on how opposition groups use diplomacy to solicit third-party support. He uses field research and archival work to produce historically informed case studies on insurgent movements in the Middle East. While Kaplan's research specializes in Kurdish, Iraqi, and Palestinian national politics, his research addresses broader trends in international security, such as the origins and outcomes of third-party intervention, self-determination and state formation, and transnational opposition and alliance politics.
Kaplan holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. He was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center, and a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019, 10:30am