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.
Katherine Mansted is a nonresident fellow, with a focus on emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and the Asia-Pacific. Her research explores the impact of the information revolution on traditional systems—including democracy, national defense, and international relations. Her publications include work on cyber-enabled foreign interference in Australia, and internet privacy.
Previously, Katherine has practiced law as a commercial solicitor, served as a policy adviser to an Australian Cabinet Minister, and served as an Associate to a Justice of the High Court of Australia.
Katherine holds a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honors and a Bachelor of International Relations from Bond University.Last Updated: Jul 10, 2018, 2:09pm