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America and the World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policyby Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowcroft, David Ignatius
In America and the World, two of the most respected figures in American foreign policy, Zbigniew Brzezinski and/i>
America’s status as a world power remains at a historic turning point. The strategies employed to win the wars of the twentieth century are no longer working, and the US must contend with the changing nature of power in a globalized world.
In America and the World, two of the most respected figures in American foreign policy, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft, dissect the challenges facing the US today: the Middle East, Russia, and China, among others. In spontaneous conversations the two authors explore their agreements and disagreements. Defining the center of responsible opinion on American foreign policy, America and the World is an essential primer on a host of urgent issues at a time when our leaders’ decisions could determine how long our nation remains a superpower.
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Brzezinski (Johns Hopkins Univ.; Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower) and Scowcroft (president, the Scowcroft Group; coauthor, with George H.W. Bush, A World Transformed) were National Security Advisors to, respectively, Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush. In this book they are led in a series of conversations by David Ignatius (Washington Post), who is both a journalist and a novelist (Body of Lies), "to see if a prominent Democrat and a prominent Republican...could find common ground for a new start in foreign policy." By and large they do find it, in discussions of China, Russia, Israel and Palestine, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Korea, India, and other focal points, agreeing that Cold War institutions are outdated and that the United States will need renewed leadership, ingenuity, and engagement to meet the challenges of a world being changed by a "global political awakening." They offer an accessible survey of important questions that is recommended for public and academic libraries.
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Meet the Author
Zbigniew Brzezinski is a counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a professor of American foreign policy at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. His many books include the New York Times bestseller Second Chance. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Brent Scowcroft is president of The Scowcroft Group, an international business and financial advisory firm. He served as National Security Advisor to both President Ford and President George H.W. Bush and the Military Assistant to President Nixon. He is the coauthor, with former President George H.W. Bush, of A World Transformed. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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