Gregory Copley returns to discuss Africa and how the continent is largely rudderless, as it is no longer receptive to the West, and China has retreated as BRI has run out of cash. Coup season is back in Africa, as there is no downside for a putschist staging a coup nowadays (e.g. Guinea, Sudan). Conflicts center around territory, population, and resources (e.g. water). We also discuss the recent Algeria-Morocco conflict and the rumors of war as Algeria shut off a gas pipeline for the first time in 25 years. The same people who ran U.S. policy to break up Yugoslavia are doing it again in Ethiopia, using up what little is left of U.S. prestigious to create disaster. Mr. Copley gives an update on the US-China “New Total War” and why China cannot afford to go to war under any circumstances. Meanwhile, the U.S was given the Central Asian region on a plate and threw it away. He was recently in Uzbekistan talking to the highest levels of government, who are harboring great anger towards Washington. He believes re-unification of Taiwan with China is a “fiction” and that Taiwanese defensive capabilities are growing faster than Beijing’s offensive capabilities. He discusses unrestricted or hybrid warfare, the “global mass psychosis” and wave of panic which began in 2020, and the rise of tyranny in the West. He cites former Czech President Václav Klaus, who told him personally, that we didn’t get rid of the Soviet Union to create another one, which is what is happening in the EU, U.S., Canada, Australia, etc.
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About Gregory Copley
Historian, industrialist, philosopher, author and strategic analyst Gregory R. Copley has for a half century worked at the highest levels with various governments around the world to help create a global strategic environment which would reduce conflict and promote economic well-being and international stability.
He is the author or co-author of 35 books (his 36th should be available in 2020), including, for example, The Art of Victory (Simon & Schuster 2006); UnCivilization: Urban Geopolitics in a Time of Crisis (published by the International Strategic Studies Association in 2012); and Sovereignty in the 21st Century and the Crisis for Identity, Cultures, Nation-States, and Civilizations (ISSA, 2018). He has also authored thousands of intelligence and policy reports.
He is the Editor-in-Chief and founder (in 1972) of the Defense & Foreign Affairs group of publications, the basis for the International Strategic Studies Association, and he went on to found (in 1982, with Dr Stefan T. Possony, who was with him at the foundation of Defense & Foreign Affairs). He is currently President of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA), the global non-governmental organization (NGO) for senior professional officials involved worldwide in the formulation of national and international strategic policy. And he was the founder, in 1999, of the Global Information System (GIS), an on-line, encrypted-access core strategic intelligence database and system for use by governments worldwide. He is also Dean of the ISSA’s worldwide College of Fellows.
In 2001, Gregory Copley was the creator and one of the founding directors of Australia’s new grand strategy research organization, Future Directions International (FDI) (which began as the Centre for International Strategic Analysis: CISA), in Perth, Western Australia. He remained actively involved with FDI until his resignation from its Board and Research Committee in February 2010.
*Podcast intro music is from the song “The Queens Jig” by “Musicke & Mirth” from their album “Music for Two Lyra Viols”: https://musicke-mirth.de/en/recordings.html (available on iTunes or Amazon)