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America and the World

by Zbigniew Brzezinski

The status of the United States as a world power, and the nature of power itself, are at a historic turning point. It is essential that we understand and adapt to the new security environment in which we find ourselves. Two of the most respected figures in American foreign policy are Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft-both former National Security Advisors under markedly different administrations. InAmerica and the Worldthey dissect, in spontaneous and unscripted conversations moderated by David Ignatius, the most significant foreign policy challenges facing the U. S. : the Middle East, Russia, China, Europe, the Developing World, the changing nature of power in a globalized world, and what Brzezinski has called the "global political awakening. " While one author is a Republican and the other a Democrat, they broadly agree on the need to adapt to a new international environment. Where they disagree, their exchanges are always both deeply informed and provocative. America and the Worldwill define the center of responsible opinion on American foreign policy at a time when the nation's decisions could determine how long it remains a superpower.

The Choice

by Zbigniew Brzezinski

American power and a pervasive globalization are the central realities of today's world, and the source of its thorniest dilemmas. Yet while America's unprecedented might should be the source of global security, Americans today feel less secure than ever. Globalization promotes American dominance even as it breeds anti-American resentment. In The Choice, former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski addresses the historic choice facing America at this very moment: Will it strive to dominate the world, or lead it? Reminding us that American dominance should not be confused with omnipotence, Brzezinski shows how America's well-being and the world's are entwined, and that America must find a way to be both guarantor of global security and promoter of the global common good. "When it comes to what might be called the 'philosophy' of foreign policy-the relationship of U. S. power and policy to broader historical and cultural trends-no statesman of Brzezinski's generation is in his league. . . . A tour d'horizon of U. S. foreign policy [that] discusses the inevitable contradictions and tensions that enmesh a democratic society that is also a global hegemon, criticizes the Bush administration, and articulates his own vision of the way forward-all in a little over 200 pages. Even those who do not accept Brzezinski's critique of the Bush administration will admire the sagacity of his views; for Democrats attempting to assemble a serious and thoughtful alternative to Bush's foreign policy, The Choice is indispensable. "-Walter Russell Mead, Foreign Affairs

The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership

by Zbigniew Brzezinski

A Cold War leader looks at our new situation.

Game Plan: A Geo-Strategic Framework for the Conduct of the U.S.-Soviet Contest

by Zbigniew Brzezinski

A book giving the history of the Cold War as of 1986.

The Grand Chessboard: American Hegemony and its Geo-Strategic Imperatives

by Zbigniew Brzezinski

How we should conduct foreign policy following the Cold War.

The Grand Failure: The Birth and Death of Communism in the Twentieth Century

by Zbigniew Brzezinski

The history of Communism from 1917 to its break up in Russia in the 1980's and 90's.

Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century

by Zbigniew Brzezinski

The immense problems we face after the demise of the Soviet Union.

Promise or Peril: The Strategic Defense Initiative

by Zbigniew Brzezinski Richard Sincere Marin Stnnecki Peter Wehner

Thirty-five Essays by statesmen, scholars, and strategic analysts.

Second Chance

by Zbigniew Brzezinski

Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski offers a reasoned but unsparing assessment of the last three presidential administrations' foreign policy. Though they cover less than two decades, these three administrations span a vitally important turning point in world history: the period in which the United States, having emerged from the Cold War with an unprecedented degree of power and prestige, managed to squander both in a remarkably short time. The tale of these three administrations is a tale of decline: from the competent but conventional thinking of the first Bush administration, to the good intentions hobbled by self-indulgence of the Clinton administration, to the mortgaging of America's future by the "suicidal statecraft" of the second Bush administration. Brzezinski concludes with a chapter on how America can regain its lost influence, if not its former dominance, in today's era of global political awakening. This scholarly yet highly opinionated book is both controversial and influential.

Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower

by Zbigniew Brzezinski

The last 3 American presidential administrations span less than two decades but cover a pivotally important time: a period in which the United States, having emerged from the Cold War as the unquestioned victor, enjoyed a degree of international dominance that was unprecedented in the history of the world. These three presidents were not mere heads of state but the de facto leaders of the world.

The Soviet Bloc: Unity and Conflict

by Zbigniew Brzezinski

This book by the distinguished diplomat Zbigniew Brzezinski describes the relations between the Soviet Union, and the Eastern European and the Asian Communist nations as they emerged from World War II, then were unified by Stalin, and evolved toward a looser alliance in the mid-1960s. As would be expected, this book includes many Slavic names and words, especially in the numerous footnotes and endnotes.

Strategic Vision

by Zbigniew Brzezinski

Ultimately positive about America's international role, Brzezinski (Center for Strategic and International Studies) remains aware of difficulties such as national debt, decaying infrastructure, and a divisive political climate. He discusses possible geopolitical strategies such as shaping a larger West that encompasses both Turkey and Russia. Without continued American leadership, he envisions a slide into international turmoil. Brzezinski is best known for his role as national security advisor under President Carter. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power

by Zbigniew Brzezinski

Ultimately positive about America's international role, Brzezinski (Center for Strategic and International Studies) remains aware of difficulties such as national debt, decaying infrastructure, and a divisive political climate. He discusses possible geopolitical strategies such as shaping a larger West that encompasses both Turkey and Russia. Without continued American leadership, he envisions a slide into international turmoil. Brzezinski is best known for his role as national security advisor under President Carter.

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