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Gregory R. Copley

Gregory Copley

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Gregory R. Copley

Historian, author, and strategic analyst — and onetime industrialist — Gregory R. Copley, who was born in 1946, has for almost five decades worked at the highest levels with various governments around the world, advising on national security, intelligence, and national management issues. He has authored or co-authored more than 35 books, including "The Art of Victory" (2006), "UnCivilization: Urban Geopolitics in a Time of Chaos" (2012), and "Sovereignty in the 21st Century and the Crisis for Identity, Cultures, Nation-States, and Civilizations" (2018). An Australian, he is President of the International Strategic Studies Association, based in Washington, DC, and Editor-in-Chief of the "Defense & Foreign Affairs" group of publications, including the government-only intelligence service, the Global Information System. Among his international recognitions, he was, in 2007, made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours. www.StrategicStudies.org.

Gregory Copley, AM, GCHT*, FRCGS, FSS, FRSN

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