Zbigniew Brzezinski

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“Crimea will remain unresolved for now but will serve as an enduring reminder that chauvinistic fanaticism is not the best point of departure for resolving complex issues. Putin’s actions are a threat not only to the West but also to Russia itself.” (2014) washingtonpost.com/opinions/zbign…
“The Russians are at a loss. For more than half a century they were guided historically by a doctrine. The question now is what should replace it; they have answered in only one simple dimension, leadership: follow the leader, obey the leader, trust the leader.” ~@zbig (2014)
Sophisticated US leadership is the sine qua non of a stable world order. However, we lack the former while the latter is getting worse.
I’m pleased that @GazetaRu took my personal views seriously. It's not often a Russian newspaper does that to me! bit.ly/2opK8Ir
Faced with an increasingly belligerent North Korea, coordination with China should be our first choice, but it is not our only choice!
The AG Sessions controversy: it makes the idea of swearing an oath seem like a farce.
Does America have a foreign policy right now?
The President should outline why America is important to the world, but also why the world needs America. msnbc.com/morning-joe/wa…
Regardless of any isolationist escapism or pro-Putin deference, the US, for its own interest, should reaffirm its support of Ukraine.
Refusing to take refugees only reinforces the IS narrative. Together with other NatSec leaders, I deplore xenophobia.ow.ly/Vlclu
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After entering the WH, Trump must give a major foreign policy speech that makes clear the new administration's objectives and principles.
Trump is clearly a clever tactician, but is he a strategist? Time will tell, and at what cost?
How to address strategic insecurity in a turbulent age--published today by @zbig huffingtonpost.com/entry/us-china… via @TheWorldPost
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The ideal geopolitical response to the global power crisis is a trilateral connection between US, China & Russia. bit.ly/2ivFc4g
Provocative actions in the Asia-Pacific without any coherent strategy destabilizes an already fragile region. Cui bono?
Can bullish oil deals translate into a nuanced diplomacy able to corral the international cooperation needed to address global issues?
The American public and the global community need a major speech by Trump on foreign affairs that will set the tone for his administration.
Can Trump project a steady tone with historic vision and commitment while also understanding how the world is dramatically changing?
‘Don’t assume strong verbiage conveys strength…Don’t be an adventurer, especially when carrying a loaded weapon.’ wpo.st/qpFF2
The provocative initiatives in the South China Sea accomplish little but divvy up the map of Asia into pro-China or pro-US camps.
No former Soviet satellite wants to return to a Russian sphere of influence. When will Russia accept today's more complex reality?
No longer the decisive superpower but still the most significantly decisive, US must learn to be a stabilizing force along with its allies.
More caution in public statements but greater clarity about US' commitments around the world should be high on next President's to-do list.
The world is entering an increasingly unstable period where domestic frustrations, both at home and abroad, dictate international politics.
There's a clear choice as to who should be President, but there is no clear choice as to what will happen once she is President.
Temper tantrums and ambiguous statements about US role in the world is not how a potential leader of the world's strongest country can act.
To halt the relentless attacks on the innocent in Aleppo, available US power should assert its capabilities.
In its waning months, Obama admin should privately reiterate to Russia that any Baltic incursion would mean war. Not a threat, simply fact.
US opinion leaders cannot remain silent on the major strategic issues facing both candidates. Ignoring them is as damning as their rhetoric.
Powell about Clinton: That’s quite an observation from a fellow ex-Secretary of State!?
The primitive methods of Russian purveyors of false information is unsurprising given their reliance on Goebbels-like techniques.
A stabilizing Sunni power is needed; however, the possible states –Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia– are increasingly unfit or unwilling to lead.
Lack of a strategic American vision could turn Russo-Sino cooperation from a paper tiger into something much more worrisome.
Cooling the South China Sea issue is a reciprocal obligation for China, the United States, and the regional claimants.
New data by @CSISKoreaChair for @BeyondCSISKorea suggest China's toughening stance on North Korea. bit.ly/29L7na4
Today’s South China Sea court decision provides China an opportunity to rise above international pettiness. But can China do it?
Chinese Admiral Jianguo blames US for “Cold War mentality”…US Admiral Harris says China is “militarizing S. China Sea.” Might both be right?
Why is the US endangering its interests by creating a situation in Asia where China feels no choice but to wrench up relations with Russia?
A reliable and enduring Indian foreign policy has the potential to benefit both the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
The media's obsession with outdoing one another with denigrating political stories only further weakens the electoral process.
The harder they try in Asia, the more US and China err. US needs a wider strategic vision to discourage provocative Chinese unilateralism.
A recipe for disaster: worldwide proliferation of threats to global stability and growing unwillingness to accept US's strategic engagement.
Which countries benefit from an aggressive North Korea threatening to strike against the United States?
The US needs a strategic rethink of its evolving global role given China’s rise and Russia’s perplexity. bit.ly/1SO0pOT
Trump with no coherent grand strategic design and Mrs. Clinton favoring traveling over strategizing raises global uncertainty about America.
Never before in American presidential politics have presidential candidates committed hara-kari.
Emerging redistribution of global political power signals a global realignment. My new article explores the US' role:bit.ly/1SgXONh
When did US elections become an extension of Disney World?
Given the growing terrorist threat, securing nuclear material is all the more crucial. Support this statement: nti.org/NoGreaterThrea…
Israel's security chiefs agree: None endorsed by AIPAC.
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