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.
Sara Plana is a predoctoral fellow at the Belfer Center's International Security Program and a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at MIT. Her research touches on the causes, conduct, and consequences of proxy warfare as well as security-sector organizational behavior, military operations and effectiveness, and civil-military relations. She graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in Government from Harvard University in 2012.Last Updated: Sep 16, 2020, 7:52pm