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.
Michael Morell served 33 years with the Central Intelligence Agency, the last three-and-a-half as Deputy Director, a position from which he ran the day-to-day operations of the Agency. Mr. Morell also served on President Obama's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology; as the Director for Intelligence, the Agency's chief analyst; as the Executive Director, the CIA's top administrator; and as Acting Director twice. Mr. Morell currently serves as Senior Counselor at Beacon Global Strategies LLC.Last Updated: Jan 14, 2020, 2:52pm