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.
David Allen is a doctoral candidate in History at Columbia University, a Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft Fellow, a former Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy, and he was previously been a History and Policy Fellow at the Ash Center. His research explores the relationship between the public and U.S. foreign policy, between the end of World War I and the Vietnam War.
David took a double first in History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, as well as an M.Phil. in Historical Studies. His publications include work on the Peace Corps and church-state politics, Henry Kissinger and the domestic politics of détente, and computational methods and the study of history in an age of big data. Beyond history, he is a freelance classical music critic at the New York Times.Last Updated: Aug 19, 2019, 6:56pm