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The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski

edited by Charles Gati
with a foreword by President Jimmy Carter

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The first comprehensive account of Zbigniew Brzezinski's complementary roles as author, academic, policy maker, and critic.

Zbigniew Brzezinski’s multifaceted career dealing with U.S. security and foreign policy has led him from the halls of academia to multiple terms in public service, including a stint as President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor from 1977 to 1981. He is a renowned policy analyst and author who frequently appears as a commentator on popular talk shows, and his strategic vision continues to carry a great deal of gravitas.

in Zbig, Charles Gati has enlisted many of the…

The first comprehensive account of Zbigniew Brzezinski's complementary roles as author, academic, policy maker, and critic.

Zbigniew Brzezinski’s multifaceted career dealing with U.S. security and foreign policy has led him from the halls of academia to multiple terms in public service, including a stint as President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor from 1977 to 1981. He is a renowned policy analyst and author who frequently appears as a commentator on popular talk shows, and his strategic vision continues to carry a great deal of gravitas.

in Zbig, Charles Gati has enlisted many of the top foreign policy players of the past thirty years to reflect on and analyze Brzezinski and his work. A senior scholar in Eastern European and Russian studies, Gati observed firsthand much of the history and politics surrounding Brzezinski’s career. His vibrant introduction and concluding interview with Brzezinski frame this critical assessment of a major statesman’s accomplishments.

Contributors: Justin Vaïsse, David C. Engerman, Mark Kramer, David J. Rothkopf, Warren I. Cohen and Nancy Bernkopf Tucker, Robert A. Pastor, William B. Quandt, Robert Hunter, James Thomson, Patrick Vaughan, Marin Strmecki, James Mann, David Ignatius, Adam Garfinkle, Stephen F. Szabo, Francis Fukuyama, Charles Gati

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A highly readable volume of reflections on the legendary Cold Warrior by academics, journalists and Brzezinski's colleagues that nonetheless avoids the dryness of a classical academic tract... A welcome addition to the field of political science, simultaneously being a portrait of a complex, intellectually rigorous, and self-confident Polish-American academic and national security advisor in the Carter administration, as well as a reflection upon American foreign policy in the post-war era.

Zbig is an informative and challenging introduction to Zbigniew Brzezinski... For armchair enthusiasts and those struggling to unravel the complicated issues of international affairs and foreign policy, Zbig is a good place to start.

This biography tells us a lot not just about Zbig but about America’s own checkered history in Brzezinski’s lifetime.

Will fill a gap on Brzezinski in serious political science collections.

Captures his extraordinary insights into international politics as well as his commitment to a morally inspired political realism. It will be read with great satisfaction... The editor and the contributors ought to be commended for their superb accomplishment.

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280
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9781421419800
Illustration Description
8 b&w illus.
Table of Contents

Foreword, by Jimmy Carter
Preface, by Charles Gati
Part I: From the Ivy League
Chapter 1. Zbig, Henry, and the New U.S. Foreign Policy Elite
Chapter 2. The Fall of Totalitarianism and the Rise of

Foreword, by Jimmy Carter
Preface, by Charles Gati
Part I: From the Ivy League
Chapter 1. Zbig, Henry, and the New U.S. Foreign Policy Elite
Chapter 2. The Fall of Totalitarianism and the Rise of Zbigniew Brzezinski
Chapter 3. Anticipating the Grand Failure
Part II: To the National Security Council
Chapter 4. Setting the Stage for the Current Era
Chapter 5. Beijing's Friend, Moscow's Foe
Chapter 6. The Caricature and the Man
Chapter 7. Dealing with the Middle East
Chapter 8. Working Hard, Having Fun at the NSC
Chapter 9. The Evening Report
Part III: The Policy Advocate
Chapter 10. Brzezinski, the Pope, and the "Plot" to Free Poland
Chapter 11. Witnessing the Grand Failure in Moscow, 1989
Chapter 12. Brzezinski and Iraq: The Makings of a Dove
Chapter 13. Solving the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Chapter 14. The Strategic Thinker
Part IV: Portraits
Chapter 15. The Professor
Chapter 16. An Appreciation
Chapter 17. A Self-Assessment
Acknowledgments
Chronology
Selected Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
Illustrations follow page 111

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Charles Gati

Charles Gati is a senior research professor of European and Eurasian Studies at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His books include Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt and The Bloc That Failed: Soviet–East European Relations in Transition.