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.
Can Soylu is a fellow with the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. His current research focuses on the shale boom and the energy transition, and their geopolitical impacts on the US, Russia, China, Europe and the Middle East. In addition, he studies Turkey’s energy geopolitics, and how it influences Turkey’s relations with Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Russia, and Syria.
Previously, Can worked at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the UN, Barings LLC and the Reserve Bank of India. He received his A.B. in Social Studies, with a focus field entitled “Politics and Economics of the Post-Ottoman region,” from Harvard University.Last Updated: Oct 7, 2019, 2:43pm