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.
Raina Davis is a Master in Public Policy 2020 candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to attending HKS, she worked as a research coordinator at Columbia University in the Office of Global Centers and Global Development, where her research focused on education, democratization, and geopolitics in the Arab world. She joined Columbia’s Global Centers in early 2015 and was based for two years at the center in Amman, Jordan. During this time, she conducted seven research trips to Tunisia and travelled throughout the Middle East, supporting Director Safwan Masri in the research, development, and writing of his first book, Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly (Columbia University Press, 2017). Raina’s policy interests include American foreign policy in a transformative age, cyber security, and public-private cooperation on issues of national security. She holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University.Last Updated: Sep 19, 2018, 1:09pm