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.
Christiana Parreira is a former Pre-doctoral Research Fellow at the Middle East Initiative and a PhD candidate in political science at Stanford University. While at the Middle East Initiative, Parreira's research focused on the relationship between party capacity, local-level political competition, and welfare outcomes, focusing on postwar Lebanon. Her dissertation project investigates why intertwined elite family and party networks extend a variety of critical public goods in certain Lebanese municipalities, while resorting to more transactional vote-buying in others. She earned a BA in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University in 2013.Last Updated: Sep 9, 2020, 4:55pm