Zbigniew Brzezinski

The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives

17:42 min
Politics, History
175 pages, 1997

In his insightful work, Zbigniew Brzezinski tackles a pressing issue: with the Cold War over, how can the US protect its unprecedented global power in a shifting geopolitical landscape? He examines how controlling the Eurasian "chessboard" is key to continued US dominance, warning that its influence could wane if challengers arise. However, Brzezinski offers a solution. Through geostrategic planning and carefully balancing relationships in Europe and Asia, he argues the US can preserve stability worldwide. Ultimately, this short offers a blueprint for sustaining American primacy in the face of an uncertain future.

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Brzezinski was a highly influential foreign policy expert and scholar who served as National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. With decades of experience analyzing Soviet affairs and global geopolitics, Brzezinski was deeply knowledgeable about Cold War strategy, U.S.-China relations, and managing foreign crises. Known for his pragmatic approach to world politics, Brzezinski wrote extensively about sustaining America's global leadership role by countering Soviet expansionism and cementing relationships with key allies.


Eurasia was the global center of power for centuries until the 20th century when the US became the sole superpower. However, controlling Eurasia is still critical for the US to maintain dominance and prevent rivals from rising.
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