I was trawling the Internet the other day and came across a reference to "Exopolitics." Unsure as to exactly what this term meant, I opened up a few websites and started to read...
The first website (click here to go there) defines the term as follows "Exopolitics is the study of the key individuals, political institutions and processes associated with extraterrestrial life." The introduction on the home page continues "Information concerning extraterrestrial life and technology is kept secret from the general public, elected political representatives and even senior military officials."
The front page provides for "announcements" such as the release of a new book on the topic "March 19, 2010- Spanish edition of Exposing U.S. Government Policies on Extraterrestrial Life to be released at UFO World Conference, Mexico City." There are also "recent articles" such as "Examiner Article (February 23 2009) - Is 2010 the year of discovery for extraterrestrial life? (850 words." Plus links to research papers such as "Exopolitics Journal Article (July 1, 2009) - Kennedy’s Deadly Confrontation with the CIA & MJ-12 - (4800 words)." There are links to other Exopolitics websites in at least 14 other countries.
I was interested to find out a bit about who founded the site, so clicked on the link to "Founder."
The founder was a Dr Michael E Salla. "His interest in exopolitics evolved out of his investigation of the sources of international conflict and its relationship to an extraterrestrial presence that is not acknowledged to the general public."
Salla wrote a 2004 book titled "Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence." A second book appeared in 2009, titled "Exposing the US Government Policies on Extraterrestrial Life."
The site advises that Salla holds a PhD in Government from the University of Queensland, Australia and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne.
Academically, Salla was (1994-1996) in the Department of Political Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; then (1996-2004) the School of International Service and the Center for Global Peace, American University, Washington, USA.
The "About this site" area reveals that Salla's ET research interest came from seeing the Disclosure Project Press Conference in May 2001 (click here for more information.) "I decided to begin researching evidence concerning an undisclosed extraterrestrial presence."
He then ran into difficulties with his employer, the center for Global peace and American University, so he created the Exopolitics.org website on 20 January 2003. Since 2003, the site has carried the results of his research work.
The "Recommended Reading" page lists, and links to several research papers which provide an overall view of exopolitics.