America and the World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy

America and the World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy

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America and the World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy by Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowcroft, David Ignatius

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465018017
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 983,184
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction David Ignatius vii

1 How We Got Here 1

2 Crises of Our Own Making 37

3 Two Unsolved Problems 79

4 The Virtue of Openness: China and the Far East 113

5 The State with Unnatural Boundaries 157

6 The Indispensable Partnership 199

7 The Politics of Cultural Dignity 227

8 The First Hundred Days 253

Acknowledgments 275

Index 277

About the Authors 291

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