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.
Erin York is a former Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Middle East Initiative. Her dissertation project examined institutions under autocracy, with a focus on opposition participation and electoral support. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship supported her studies. She holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University, an MPhil and an MA in political science from Columbia University, and a BS from Yale University.Last Updated: Sep 9, 2020, 4:46pm