Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski Fascinating series of essays about an enigmatic scholar policy advocate who some derail as a vile flip flopper and others praise as one of the most brilliant foreign policy minds of the last generation. Interesting perspective on an interesting man The structure of the book allows many academics to weigh in on zbig, but it leaves it disjointed and hard to get through Best part was the interview at the end between Gati and brziezinski In short a must read for anyone interested in Zbigniew Brzezinski both as a scholar and as a political strategist. Zbigniew Brzezinski s multifaceted career dealing with US 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 fromtoHe 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 worldTo 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 accomplishmentsContributorsJustin Vaisse, David C Engerman, Mark Kramer, David 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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