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.
Aleksandra is a fellow with the Belfer Center, where she focuses on cybersecurity and its impact on democracy, geopolitics, and global affairs more broadly. In the past two years, Aleksandra has contributed to the Defending Digital Democracy Project, as well as the U.S.-China cybersecurity working group. She has also conducted research on global norms in cyberspace and the role of nation states in establishing and implementing them. Prior to her time at Harvard, Aleksandra worked for the Bulgarian government and consulted for projects in South America and Africa. Aleksandra holds master's degrees from Harvard Kennedy School and University College London.Last Updated: Nov 20, 2019, 2:48pm