He does refer to various problems, such as population explosion and "poverty-driven migration," but it is not clear why American hegemony is needed to cope with them. But never before now has a country been in a position to dominate the entire world. Neither, as our author makes clear, is in a position to damage our interests. The book recommends strategic goals for three regions, where the author believes is necessary for the US to have a presence in to maintain its primacy for as long as possible.
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It would prompt global anarchy. Based on ideas Brzezinski spelled out in an article he published in Foreign Affairs inthe Trilateral Commission was to be the organizational foundation of a club of developed nations that included Europe, Japan and the U.
The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives by Zbigniew Brzeziński
But the "cowboys" and neocons were much better "geared" in the public mind to exploit Sept In The Grand Chessboard by Zbiniew Brezinski, introduces us to the complicated concepts of geopolitical and geostrategic. Zbigniew Brzezinski - The Grand Chessboard. I have to agree. Known for his hawkish foreign policy at a time when the Democratic Party was increasingly dovish, he is a foreign policy realist and considered by some to be the Democrats' response to Republican realist Henry Kissinger.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Our eminent author, the former security advisor to President Jimmy Carter, that jellyfish of strength, finds America faced with a unique opportunity. The problem for the US is that it isn't in the field of play.
Averting this contingency, however remote it may be, will require a display of U. InBrzezinski supported Lyndon Johnson's presidential campaign and the Great Society and civil rights policies, while on the other hand he saw Soviet leadership as having been purged of any creativity following the ousting of Khrushchev.
The economic self-denial that is, defense spending and the human sacrifice casualties, even among professional soldiers required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts.
I rate 5 for must of his geostrategics analysis and predictions, although I completely disagree on some others. A pertinent excerpt of the exchange follows: The formulation of a brzezinsk and integrated Eurasian geostrategy is therefore the purpose of this book. Neither, as our author makes clear, is in a position to damage our interests.
Democratization is inimical to imperial mobilization. The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. America, he says, has a 20 to zbigniwe year window of opportunity to assert control of the world stage, specifically through the strategic domination of Central Eurasia, which contains most of the world's "strategic resources," and is the major area of political unrest and violence.
Not Dick Cheney scary, but scary nonetheless. The club held annual meetings that included the elites of Europe, Japan, and the U. Had I the time and the inclination to address the question of "Did Bush Know? Let us leave Professor Brzezinski to his grand global chessboard.
Out of this thesis, Brzezinski co-founded the Trilateral Commission internal, with David Rockefeller, serving as director from to Although the Chinese rate of economic growth has been of late spectacular, there is little reason to expect this to continue.
Such revanchism must be firmly resisted: The author describes the concept "Geopolitical Pivot" which consists of establishing direct and solid diplomatic relations with a country not for their power or motivation, but rather, from their sensitive location and from the consequences of their potentially vulnerable condition for the behavior of geostrategic players.
But we have now gone beyond Mackinder. Zbigniw book left me a rather depressed because I know his connections to people and organizations such as the CFR, that are pushing the same Global Cheesboard Programs that have several members in the current administration now touting the same talk of "governments can no longer handle the problems of the world alone" that every politician from Hillary Clinton to Gordon Brown are spouting off as if we just now came to this conclusion.
This is the most coherent, eloquently written overview of the geopolitical and socioeconomic state of the world. Sep 01, Iver rated it it was amazing Shelves: I, on the other hand, am not xhessboard support of breaking down borders and sacrificing nationality to a higher supragovernmental authority.
Why the fate of Ukraine and Azerbaijan are so important to America. About 75 zbifniew cent of the world's people live in Eurasia, and most of the world's physical wealth is there as wellboth in its enterprises and underneath its soil. The economic self-denial that is, defense spending and the human sacrifice casualties, even among professional soldiers required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts.
Inhe helped establish the Trilateral Commission with David Rockefeller.