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.
Kim Guiler is a former research fellow at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative (2018-2019). Her research interests include political psychology and voting behavior; religion and politics; Islamist movements; hybrid regimes; and experimental, qualitative, and survey methodologies. She is currently working on a book manuscript that asks why some identity-based political parties are able to build support beyond core, in-group supporters while others fail to do so. Empirically, the manuscript explores how the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey and Al-Nahda in Tunisia built diverse coalitions and moved from the Islamist fringes of society to the political core. Her research has been supported by the Boren Fellowship, the Department of Education, the Project on Middle East Political Science, and the Graduate School at the University of Texas at Austin. Kim will receive her doctorate in Government from the University of Texas at Austin (expected fall 2018), and holds an MA degree from the University of Chicago, and BA and BS degrees from the University of Florida.Last Updated: Jan 14, 2020, 1:38pm