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.
Nickolas Roth is director of the Stimson Center’s Nuclear Security Program and an Associate of the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Prior to joining the Stimson Center, Roth was a senior research associate at the Project on Managing the Atom His research has focused on nuclear security, U.S. nuclear weapons policy, arms control, and the nuclear policy-making process. Prior to joining Harvard, Mr. Roth was a policy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists and the program director for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability. In both roles, he helped create legislation to improve accountability and project management within the U.S. Department of Energy. Mr. Roth’s work has appeared in publications around the world, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, Asahi Shimbun, and Newsweek. Mr. Roth earned a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, where he is also a research scholar. He was previously a Member-at-Large for the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management’s Northeast Chapter.Last Updated: Apr 1, 2020, 3:04pm