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.
Karim Haggag is a Visiting Fellow at the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is currently a professor of practice at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. He is a career Egyptian diplomat with over 25 years of service in Egypt’s diplomatic corps. Throughout his career, he has served in numerous capacities focusing on US foreign policy towards the Middle East, Middle East regional security, arms control and non-proliferation, and Arab-Israeli diplomacy. His current research interests focus on the changing geopolitics of energy in the eastern Mediterranean, and the linkages between Middle East and Mediterranean security. He is a graduate of The American University in Cairo, and holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College in London.Last Updated: Sep 2, 2020, 4:58pm