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.
|Eoghan Stafford is a former Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Middle East Initiative. While at the Middle East Initiative, research explored how authoritarian governments censor and spin media coverage of economic growth. He was a Critical Language Scholar in Jordan and has conducted fieldwork in Tunisia. Stafford holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California Los Angeles, an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics, and an AB in Social Studies from Harvard University.|