Zbigniew Brzezinski

Essays

Zbigniew Brzezinski, a leading foreign-policy expert, discussed with TNI his recent book and his views on America’s world posture. He speculates on U.S. decline, the 2012 presidential campaign and more.

Global domination is a self-defeating goal. Global leadership is not.

When dealing with a sick bear, coddling will not suffice. Before it can be fully accepted by the West, Russia must give up its imperial pretensions.

The challenge posed to the United States by the European Union is seriously exaggerated--and this is particularly true of the proposal for an all-European defense force. Daniel Vermet, Christoph Bertram and Timothy Garton Ash respond.

When applied to China, terms such as "adversary" and "partnet" obscure more than they clarify. A blueprint for American policy rejects both.

Commentary

An interview with the former national-security adviser on the U.S. role.

Henry Kissinger:The most immediate threat is Iraq.

From the standpoint of American interests, the current geopolitical state of affairs in the world's principal energy-rich zone leaves much to be desired.

 Q:  As the war in Iraq continues, what are your thoughts on its progress? A:  While at this stage it is too early to make any categorical judgments, it would appear that before too long, it is in the interest of U.

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April 18, 2014