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.
Greg Honan is a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and a John C. Culver Scholar at the Institute of Politics. He previously served as chief research assistant to David Gergen, CNN senior political analyst and professor of public service at HKS. Greg’s research interests include national security decision making and the role of media and information in foreign policy. He holds a BA in Political Science from Elon University.Last Updated: Sep 1, 2020, 3:26pm