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.
Zachary Keck is a Research Assistant at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he studies nuclear weapons, U.S.-China relations, and U.S. defense policy. Before coming to the Belfer Center, he was managing editor of The National Interest. Previously, he was the managing editor of The Diplomat, where he authored the Pacific Realist blog. Zachary has also written for CNN, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and World Politics Review. Zachary holds an MA in Political Science from George Mason University and a BA in Political Science from SUNY New Paltz.Last Updated: Jan 16, 2020, 3:33pm