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.
Graeme Thompson is an Ernest May Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Policy in the Belfer Center's International Security Program and a Visiting Fellow with the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. His current research is focused on the history of empire and imperial expansion, Anglo-American liberalism and foreign policy, and ideas of world order from the 19th century to the present.
Prior to his appointment at Harvard, Graeme was a policy analyst and speechwriter in the Foreign Policy Planning division at Global Affairs Canada, where he worked on strategic policy, Canada-U.S. relations, and democracy and human rights issues. He earned his D.Phil. in global and imperial history at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and has held visiting academic positions at the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History and Massey College, University of Toronto.Last Updated: Aug 25, 2020, 3:53pm