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.
John Masko is a 2016-2017 Belfer Center Associate and former Research Assistant at the Center. He focuses on applied history, strategy, and 20th century American foreign policy. John holds a BA in history and music from Yale University, where his senior thesis research focused on the diplomacy of former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young. A native of Providence, RI, John is also an avid orchestral conductor, composer, and lifelong Sox and Patriots fan. Along with his continuing contribution to the Belfer Center, he is a student in conducting at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.Last Updated: Jan 16, 2020, 3:46pm