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.
Kate Bjelde is the Project Assistant at the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project, where she conducts research on cybersecurity vulnerabilities in technologies like unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites.
Prior to joining the Belfer Center, she was a research intern at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism and at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation in London. Kate earned her M.A. in Terrorism Security and Society from King's College London, where her thesis analyzed the moral, legal, and efficacious considerations underpinning U.S. drone policy.Last Updated: Jan 16, 2020, 1:32pm