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Best-selling author and former national security adviser Zbigniew
Brzezinski offers a bold new global vision for extending American
preeminence in the 21st Century. . As the twentieth century draws
to a close, the United States has emerged as the worlds only
superpower: no other nation possesses comparable military and
economic power or has interests that bestride the globe. Yet the
critical question facing America remains unanswered: What should be
the nations global strategy for maintaining its exceptional
position in the world? Zbigniew Brzezinski tackles this question
head-on in this incisive and pathbreaking book. As the twentieth
century draws to a close, the United States has emerged as the
worlds only superpower: no other nation possesses comparable
military and economic power or has interests that bestride the
globe. Yet the critical question facing America remains unanswered:
What should be the nations global strategy for maintaining its
exceptional position in the world? Zbigniew Brzezinski tackles this
question head-on in this incisive and pathbreaking book. The Grand
Chessboard presents Brzezinskis bold and provocative geostrategic
vision for American preeminence in the twenty-first century.
Central to his analysis is the exercise of power on the Eurasian
landmass, which is home to the greatest part of the globes
population, natural resources, and economic activity. Stretching
from Portugal to the Bering Strait, from Lapland to Malaysia,
Eurasia is the grand chessboard on which Americas supremacy will be
ratified and challenged in the years to come. The task facing the
United States, he argues, is to manage the conflicts and
relationships in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East so that no rival
superpower arises to threaten our interests or our well-being. The
heart of The Grand Chessboard is Brzezinskis analysis of the four
critical regions of Eurasia and of the stakes for America in each
arenaEurope, Russia, Central Asia, and East Asia. The crucial fault
lines may seem familiar, but the implosion of the Soviet Union has
created new rivalries and new relationships, and Brzezinski maps
out the strategic ramifications of the new geopolitical realities.
He explains, for example: Why France and Germany will play pivotal
geostrategic roles, whereas Britain and Japan will not. Why NATO
expansion offers Russia the chance to undo the mistakes of the
past, and why Russia cannot afford to toss this opportunity aside.
*Why the fate of Ukraine and Azerbaijan are so important to
America. *Why viewing China as a menace is likely to become a
self-fulfilling prophecy. *Why America is not only the first truly
global superpower but also the lastand what the implications are
for Americas legacy. . Brzezinskis surprising and original
conclusions often turn conventional wisdom on its head as he lays
the groundwork for a new and compelling vision of Americas vital
interests. Once, again, Zbigniew Brzezinski provides our nation
with a philosophical and practical guide for maintaining and
managing our hard-won global power.
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