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But is indeed interesting to read this book and think about his complicated and intricated explanations of how the main political “chess” players see each others. I rate ZERO for his blind propaganda of what he calls “democratic world”, or “pluralistic values”, and the argument that US main goal is to spread it through out the world. Brzezinski argues that in order to maintain brzezinsi p I rate 5 for must of his geostrategics analysis and predictions, although I completely disagree on some others.
Brzezinski argues that in order to maintain global political stability, U. In fact, the very opposite is truth. The ultimate US goal, obviously, is not to spread democratic values as Brzezinski sahovskq to believeis to dominate the world.
Unbelievably, brzezinsko published only 20 years ago, The Grand Chessboard seems dated. The American primacy is at the core of his velikka, as his title indicates, but he does write that our global hegemony is limited. Of primary interest to me was his long section on our relations with China and Asia.
They ar Unbelievably, though published only 20 years ago, The Grand Veilka seems dated. They are our principal challenge. How we balance our relations with adversary China and ally Japan will determine how well we can live as partners in a Pacific community. A conflict with China, if we allow ourselves to slip into one, will be disastrous for both countries, militarily and economically, but military involvement in other parts of the world would steepen America’s decline.
Brzezinski writes at length about the end of British primacy occurring during the time of the long European instability in the 20th century.
The Asian corner of Brzezinski’s chessboard looked pretty much as I expected. It was in Europe that the book’s vision began to totter under velila weight of those 20 years.
Velika Šahovska Tabla by Zbigniew Brzeziński (3 star ratings)
A realistic goal, he says, would be for the U. As I say, the book was published before Putin and his aggressive program to restore Russia to the ranks of great powers. Brzezinski is one of those political scientists brzeainski believes the Eurasian landmass the most important real estate on the planet and, presumably, though I don’t remember him saying so, the Indian Ocean the most strategic body of water.
So I read with interest his treatment of the area he calls the Eurasian Balkans: Generally the book has useful maps and here they’re particularly helpful in illustrating this pivot point and some of the pressures existing in the region as Russia tries to exert influence southward and China courts Pakistan and Iran to outflank India.
Written 4 years before our involvement in Afghanistan began, this strategic shuffle probably helps to explain our continued presence there. Recent events have made us think of North Africa and the Middle East as a tinderbox, but it may be that Central Asia burns just as brightly. I wasn’t aware of these strategic concerns, so these were probably the books’s most interesting pages for me.
It’s unfortunate that events have outpaced Brzezinski’s ideas. His general path outlined for America in Asia might still velik applicable, but events in other regions of Eurasia don’t match his vision. An Epilogue written in for this edition failed, in my opinion, to catch up. He’s still an insightful and influential thinker on the subject. I’d be interested in his most recent insight.
Zona clave para cualquier potencia o grupo d potencias. Good book, but already one can see how the author’s dream for Eurasia is coming apart. Aug 19, M. It was a very interesting analysis and now after 20 years of its publication few of the prediction came true others still in the air and most are not. I did not agree with a lot of what he discussed and his view of this democratic world, but it was a good analysis after all, and living now in this new world, you have to tabal judgmental; because this type of thinking is what lead us to now!
In this sense, empires do not fall; rather, they fall apart, usually very slowly, though sometimes remarkably quickly. Potentially, the most dangerous scenario would be a grand coalition of China, Russia, and perhaps Brzezjnski, an “antihegemonic” coalition united not by ideology but by complementary grievances. It would be reminiscent in scale and scope of the challenge once posed by the Sino-Soviet bloc, though this time China would likely be the leader and Russia the follower.
Averting this contingency, however remote it may be, will require a display of U. Lots of valid points, not much to get exited about. Some of his claims are a bit suspect in their boldness, and he focuses perhaps a bit too much on particular “players and pivots” while staying silent on many others. If nothing else, this book is at least valuable for demonstrating how and why tact and image posturing are essential on the global field.
Easily accessible to anyone with little prior knowledge about geopolitics, American or otherwise. But individual claims should be taken with a grain of salt.
An interesting perspective but from a highly subjective author who is dismissive of Eurasias potential not to mention absolute exclusion of Africa and South America.
Some excellent history at the start but it slowly descends to an imperialistic mindset which to sumarise the only way forward is to submit to US hegemony and accept it. Brzezinski proclaims the United States at the first true global superpower, and supports vleika claim by sharing a brief summary of the brzezimski former imperial powers, from Rome in its apex, followed by the Han dynasty and the Mongolian empire, culminating with the British empire.
Brzezinski asserts that these empires only reached the status of regional powers, with the United States being the only empire to In “The Grand Chessboard”, Zbigniew Brzezinski reveals his honest thoughts about democracy. Brzezinski asserts that these empires only reached the status of regional powers, with the United States being the only empire to become a true global superpower. The chief geopolitical prize for the United States is Eurasia, a mass of land that spreads “from Lisbon to Vladivostok,” and the area is divided into pieces, with Russia occupying the middle space the key space, as Brzezinski argues.
It is the middle space that carries the highest strategic importance, with the objective to bring it under the expanding orbit of the West. Preventing the East space China and Japan from unifying to remove the United States from its military bases in South Korea and the Philippines, and not allowing the Velikaa space The Eurasian Balkans, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan not be subjected to domination by a single power will allow the United States to retain its status as global hegemon.
Brzezinski devotes the following chapters to whom should be the key players should be in Western Europe France and Germanythe importance of fomenting a geostrategic consensus with China, and the geopolitical “black hole” that was brzzezinski with the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Brzezinski also writes that the United States’ status as world’s premier power is unlikely to be seriously challenged by any single nation. It is bzezinski likely the final superpower in the world. Brzezinski also offers some interesting commentary on Ukraine, arguing that it is not too early for the West to begin pointing to the decade “as a reasonable time frame for the initiation of Ukraine’s progressive inclusion.
The “black hole” that Brzezinski refers to has reemerged to offer resistance to the United States’ geopolicial goals.
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Two quotes to remember from “The Grand Chessboard” “Democracy is inimical to imperial globalization. Today, it is infinitely easier to kill a million people than to control a million people. It is easier to kill velikx to control…. Sagovska that’s true, maybe that’s just drinking the sajovska.
It does seem that US democracy is the best game out there but, then again, the influence of money on elections here does make one think that our capitalistic democracy could be improved upon. As to the levers and strategic alliances necessary to retrain US global dominance, a lot of the names are familiar. BRIC is all there but Brzezinski did not foresee the quick return to some sort of strength that is Russia.
The case of Ukraine is interesting and the Crimea is mentioned. How many foresaw events there? The trouble with books of this type is that they have a limited shelf life and are then brzesinski wrong, or right, by history. Reading it 15 years after it was written provides a reminder, maybe, into how easily we can get things wrong.
Worth a read just to get inside the head of a former WDC power player. The Grand Chessboard is a good book to read for many reasons, chief among them if you want to know and compare what could have happened to US relations with Eurasia relations, especially US — Russia relations and US — China, and what actually happened.
This is because the book was originally published in The Grand Chessboard also paints a good theoretical map of the direction which American Geostrategic policies should follow.
It also contains some very useful and informative sections on h The Grand Chessboard is a good book to read for many reasons, chief among them if you want to know and compare what could have happened to US relations with Eurasia relations, especially US — Russia relations and US — China, and what actually happened.
It also contains some very useful and informative sections on how China and Japan see themselves. I give this book three stars and recommend it. Carter Administration alumni and Obama’s top foreign policy advisor outlines back in exactly how we’ll stir up the muck that we currently find ourselves in with Russia and other spots in Eurasia. It’s all by design; the diagrams were written up years ago.
If you are into American hegemony and believe that if the USA stopped policing the world, everything would fall to complete shit, then Sahovxka plans should make brilliant sense. If like me, you believe otherwise, this is still a great Carter Administration alumni and Obama’s top foreign policy advisor outlines back in exactly how we’ll stir up the muck that we currently find ourselves in with Russia and other spots in Eurasia. If like me, you believe otherwise, this is still a great book brzezlnski read as an indicator of what was and is to come in terms of American policy, as the folks in power are following Brzezinski’s plans to a tee.
Get it straight from the horse’s mouth, y’all! This book divides the world into several different areas and discusses potential US policies or goals around maintaining stability and control in the regions.
The book being two decades old, and me not being celika familiar with geopolitics from the mid- to late’s, I didn’t get much out of this, other than it’s a complicated situation that is still complicated today. Sep 15, M. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The percentile of people who should be denied access to power is sahovs,a cause for concern about which nothing is being done’.