Chairman of Perth-based ISSA Indo-Pacific and President of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA) in Washington, DC.
Gregory Copley is a founding Director of Future Directions International (FDI). An Australian, he is also President of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA), based in Washington, DC. He is Editor-in-Chief of Defense & Foreign Affairs publications, and the Director of Intelligence at the Global Information System (GIS), an on-line, encrypted-access, global intelligence service which provides strategic current intelligence to governments.
Mr Copley is author of more than two dozen books, and several thousand articles, papers, and lectures on strategic issues and history. His recent book, The Art of Victory, was published in by Simon & Schuster’s Threshold Editions in New York. He was principal author of FDI’s major study, Australia 2050: An Examination of Australia’s Condition, Outlook, and Options for the First Half of the 21st Century, which was launched in the Australian Parliament in December 2007. As a result, he was a delegate to the Australian Prime Minister’s Australia 2020 Summit in Canberra in April 2008. Earlier, he was principal author of the FDI Study, Australia’s Energy Options, in 2005.
Meanwhile, the 17th edition of his 2,500pp encyclopedia, the Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook, was published in January 2009; his Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook on Azerbaijan was published in July 2006, with an expanded second edition in May 2007; and his Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook on Pakistan, co-authored with Purvis Hussain, was published in November 2008. He authored the FDI Occasional Paper, Australia’s National Security, in 2008.
His Washington-based institute has for almost four decades worked grand strategy issues, and he has advised a number of governments at head-of-state level.
He has received a significant number of orders and decorations from governments, including, in 2007, being made a Member of the Order of Australia.
He can be reached at email: GRCopley@StrategicStudies.org.