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Title Zbig : the strategy and statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski / edited by Charles Gati ; with a foreword by President Jimmy Carter
Published Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013


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Description xxii, 253 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction / by Charles Gati -- Part One. From the Ivy League... -- Zbig, Henry, and the new U.S. foreign policy elite / Justin Vaisse -- The fall of totalitarianism and the rise of Zbigniew Brzezinski / David C. Engerman -- Anticipating the grand failure / Mark Kramer -- Part Two. To the National Security Council -- Setting the stage for the current era / David Rothkopf -- Beijing's friend, Moscow's foe / Warren I. Cohen and Nancy Bernkopf Tucker -- The caricature and the man / Robert A. Pastor -- Dealing with the Middle East / William B. Quandt -- Working hard, having fun at the NSC / Robert Hunter -- The evening report / James Thomson -- Part Three. The policy advocate -- Brzezinski, the Pope, and the "plot" to free Poland / Patrick Vaughan -- Witnessing the grand failure in Moscow, 1989 / Marin Strmecki -- Brzezinski and Iraq : the makings of a dove / James Mann -- Solving the Arab-Israeli Conflict / David Ignatius -- The strategic thinker / Adam Garfinkle -- Part Four. Portraits -- The professor / Stephen F. Szabo -- An appreciation / Francis Fukuyama -- A self-assessment / In conversation with Charles Gati -- Chronology of major events in Zbigniew Brzezinski's life -- List of contributors
Summary "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 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, including MSNBC's Morning Joe and PBS's NewsHour. Brzezinski's strategic vision continues to carry a great deal of gravitas. This analysis of Brzezinski's statecraft will be of interest not only to the general public but also to students as well as policy makers in the United States and throughout the world. To assess the ramifications of Brzezinski's engagement in world politics and policy making, Charles Gati has enlisted many of the top foreign policy players of the past thirty years to reflect on and analyze the man 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 one-on-one interview with Brzezinski lucidly frame the book's critical assessment of this major statesman's accomplishments." -- Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-242) and index
Subject Brzezinski, Zbigniew, 1928-2017.
Brzezinski, Zbigniew, 1928-2017 -- Political and social views.
National Security Council (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
International relations -- History -- 20th century.
Intellectuals -- United States -- Biography.
College teachers -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1977-1981.
United States -- Strategic aspects.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Gati, Charles.
LC no. 2012041893
ISBN 9781421409764 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
1421409763 (hardcover : acid-free paper)