About the Author
Gregory Copley, an Australian, born in Perth, Western Australia, has served as an adviser on strategic issues to a number of governments and leaders. He is Editor-in-Chief of Defense & Foreign Affairs
publications, and Director of Intelligence at the Global Information System (GIS), an on-line, encrypted-access, global intelligence service which provies strategic current intelligence to governments. He is President of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA), based near Washington, DC. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 books, and several thousand articles, papers, and lectures on strategic issues, history, and other topics. He has written two books of poetry. His recent books include The Art of Victory
, and Energy 2.0
. He has owned shipyards, developed airlines, and owned other heavy engineering, and design companies. As a journalist, he has covered many wars, reporting his analysis from all sides of the conflicts. Gregory has received a number of orders and decorations from governments, including, in 2007, being made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to the international community in the field of strategic analysis. In 2010 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He is an avid yachtsman, flyer, and racing car enthusiast.