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Some of the unclassified Defense & Foreign Affairs publications, founded in 1972 as the only grand strategy-oriented publications for policy-level officials in governments, armed forces, and intelligence services worldwide, are now available on-line to paid subscribers.

The Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook is now Online: The unique reference encyclopedia, the Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook, is on-line on this website to be accessed by subscribers. But it's now expanded well beyond the 2,500 pages of the print edition, with many thousands of pages of data and special reports. This invaluable resource, which has been published since 1976, is now updated 24/7, and covers more than 287 countries and territories around the world, with complete listings of government leaders and cabinets; comprehensive histories and recent developments; national demographic data; political and electoral information; economic infrastructure and data; media information; defense organization and history; comprehensive listings of battle orders, key commanders, budgets, equipment, and much more; listings of intelligence and security services; details of insurgent and terrorist groups; biographies of key leaders; and so on. The Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook Online in 2011 added detailed and current new chapters on a range of new territories, including the newly-defined Dutch territories of the former Netherlands Antilles, the emerging new sovereign state of South Sudan, the French Indian Ocean Territories, and so on.

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Important Studies Now Available:

The New Total War of the 21st Century and the Trigger of the Fear Pandemic.

US$34.50 plus S&H ($8 US; $22 elsewhere). Released: June 2020. Order print or e-book direct through through or through

Sovereignty in the 21st Century and the Crisis for Identity, Cultures, Nation-States, and Civilizations.

US$32.50 plus S&H ($8 US; $22 elsewhere). Released: September 2018. Order through, or directly through

Rise of the RedMed: How the Mediterranean-Red Sea Nexus is Resuming its Strategic Centrality

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The book which forecast the break-up of the EU:

UnCivilization: Urban Geopolitics in a Time of Chaos

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Gregory Copley’s important new book asks: 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?

The Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook on Pakistan: New, Updated

336pp, hardcover. US$49.50 plus S&H. ISBN: 978-1-892998-21-7.

The most comprehensive and timely compendium of facts, figures, names, addresses, history and contextual data, yet published on Pakistan, with full — and uniquely rich — material on Pakistan’s defense forces, defense industry, intelligence services, and much more.

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Energy Security 2.0: How Energy is Central to the Changing Global Balance in the New Age of Geography

166pp, soft cover. US$24.95 plus US$5 S&H in the US; US$13 elsewhere. AU$28.95 in Australia. ISBN: 978-1-892998-16-5.

A totally new approach to how the world is changing, and how it is changing its energy dependency patterns. Highlights the "new geopolitics", and the rapid integration of the Eurasian continent based on energy and trade.

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The Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook on Azerbaijan

191pp, hardcover. US$45 plus S&H. ISBN: 1-892998-12-2.

The only comprehensive reference source on Azerbaijan.

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