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Nov 30

UnCivilization: Urban Geopolitics in a Time of Chaos

A book event

When do civilizations begin … and end? And how? Is this what we are witnessing as the 21st Century matures and a totally new global architecture presents us with an unrecognizable world? Is the “chaos” all that it seems? What does it mean for the stability of nation-states, the prosperity of societies, and the way we live and wage wars over the coming decades?

In UnCivilization, Gregory Copley, with four decades of successful analysis of global strategic trends, offers an original view of how the world is changing, and where the United States and the West fit into the future balance of power. He outlines how we are already entering an age in which global population levels will begin to decline substantially, even as urbanization and transnational migration – driven by economics and security – gather pace. These patterns of mass migration – mostly economic refugeeism – are also intersecting with economic and scientific patterns, while urban social attitudes have created a revolutionary new political, social, and strategic reality. “Urban geopolitics” – new logic patterns which mirror urban needs – are having significant electoral consequences. Moreover, “urban man” is now “energy man”, which alters the entire pattern of threats and opportunities as electricity dominates life to a far greater degree even than the 20th Century. Copley concludes that this is an entirely new game and it’s time to learn the rules.

Gregory Copley, President of the International Strategic Studies Association based near Washington, DC, has served as an adviser on strategic issues to a number of governments and leaders, and has lectured widely in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. 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 provides strategic current intelligence to governments.

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