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.
Jessica "Zhanna" Malekos Smith is a former post-doctoral fellow at the Cyber Security Project, and a M.A. candidate at King’s College London, Department of War Studies. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College, where she was a fellow of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs, and a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law. Her research has appeared in the Small Wars Journal, The National Interest, Strife, RealClearDefense, and the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property.Last Updated: Jan 16, 2017, 11:48am