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.
Chagai M. Weiss is a PhD candidate at the department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he is also a research affiliate of the Election Research Center. His interests lie at the intersection of ethnic politics, political psychology, and intergroup conflict, with a regional focus on the Middle East. In his research, Weiss employs methods of causal inference to understand how minority representation within state institutions shapes intergroup relations in divided societies. He is also working on several projects examining the electoral effects of conflict, the consequences of segregation for intergroup relations, the institutional origins of polarization, and the empirical implications of abstraction and detail in experimental design. His research has been published by Governance, and Political Geography, and has received several awards including the Morris Abrams Award in International Relations. Weiss received a B.A. (Cum Laude) in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University in 2016. Mr. Weiss will join the Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs for the 2020-2021 academic year as a predoctoral research fellow.Last Updated: Sep 10, 2020, 12:38pm