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.
Stephen Monroe is a former Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Middle East Initiative. He holds a PhD in Politics from Princeton University, a Master of Arts of Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and BA from Stanford University. While at the Middle East Initiative, Monroe's research examined the comparative politics of development in the Arab world, focusing on issues ranging from the region’s trade politics, female labor force participation and the informal economy.Last Updated: Sep 9, 2020, 4:57pm