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Brzezinski: NATO Should Stop Putin From Restoring Czarist Empire

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, remains one of America’s top strategic thinkers going back t...

Brzezinski: Europe Risks Becoming A 'Satellite' Of Russia If It Doesn't Stand Up To Putin

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski came out swinging in an interview on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS show on Sunday. He challenged ...

Forget the Spin, Putin Is Holding a Losing Hand

David Paul | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics
David Paul

According to the Sunday Times, Barack Obama has had it with trying to build a partnership with Vladimir Putin. Like George W. Bush before him, Barack Obama has finally written off Vladimir Putin.

Karski's Story of a Secret State -- A Primer on the Polish Ethos

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.28.2014 | Books
Alex Storozynski

First published in 1944, Karski's book reads like a spy novel on steroids. But you can't make this stuff up. The truth is indeed more horrible than fiction.

Obama, Putin and Ukraine: No Charge of the Light Brigade But A Big Unnecessary Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Even though Putin lectured Obama at length, after forcing him to come to his dacha outside Moscow, about Russia's concerns, with a very special emphasis on Ukraine, the reality that the administration had to deal not with a nice ally and potential buddy but a tough guy with very clearly defined limits did not sink in.

Brzezinski: Formally Recognize Ukraine, Ready NATO Troops

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of America’s foremost strategic thinkers, is a former U.S. national security adviser. He spoke with The WorldPost editor Na...

Blowup in the East China Sea?

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

2014-01-27-SHIPSSOUTHCHINASEA_original.jpg The WorldPost asked political leaders as well as top strategists and analysts from around the Asia-Pacific region -- Japan, South Korea, Australia and China as well as the US -- to address the sharpening tensions between Japan and China.

Brzezinski: Ominously, A Real Danger Of Conflict In East China Sea

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

Can China Avoid the Thucydides Trap? Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of America's pre-eminent strategic thinkers, comments on Chinese President Xi Jinping...

A History of 'Fear'

Joe Lauria | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
Joe Lauria

Hyping fear that results in profit and political power unfortunately has a long history in the United States. Mass hysteria against imagined threats for the gain of a few is ingrained in American culture.

It's Still Oil, Stupid

Carl Pope | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Forty years ago in October the first oil embargo taught the U.S. a lesson -- an economy dependent on a single fuel, oil, for its entire transportation system -- is fatally flawed. Yet this is a lesson we seem resolutely determined to forget.

Obama, Holbrooke and The Dispensable Nation

Scott Malcomson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Books
Scott Malcomson

Foreign policy writing is not meant to be passionate. Perhaps for just that reason, in foreign affairs big personalities can look even bigger, and passion is spoken of in code phrases like "political will." Richard Holbrooke was one of those big personalities.

Chuck Hagel for DOD

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense would bring immense confidence in the capitals of America's allies around the world, and great enthusiasm from veterans and military families throughout America who know him well, and trust him greatly.

Brzezinski: West Needs a Long-Term Sense of Purpose

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.25.2012 | World
Nathan Gardels

"While the last several centuries did involve a struggle for global domination, and the last 20 years saw a brief moment in which America was globally supreme, we are now entering a phase in which no power is likely to be truly supreme."

WATCH: Former Carter Aide Calls For List Of Wealthy People Who Hide Their Money

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

Two years ago, Zbigniew Brzezinski predicted that rising unemployment rates and the growing inequality between the classes could lead to clashes in th...

Reading the Shah, and Ayatollahs in Tehran and What the U.S. Should Learn From the History

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

What has been the root of the U.S'. inability to develop a sustainable strategy on Iran for the last 30 years? Dr. Abbas Milani, author of The Shah, and the director of Iranian Studies at Stanford answers.

Hu's on First? Key US-China Summit Ahead

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

US-China relations -- no matter the posture that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton or Bob Gates would prefer -- remain complicated and fragile, making the upcoming summit all the more momentous.

The Wall Street Journal understands history, when will the rest of the American media?

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Storozynski

The Wall Street Journal gets it: Auschwitz was not a Polish concentration camp. The paper has officially changed its style guide to make sure that rep...

When Right-Wing Christians and Neocons Loved Islamic Jihadists

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The anti-Muslim vitriol emanating from American cultural conservatives and right-wing Christians about Park51 is quite interesting when compared to the deep-seated love of Islamic jihad they felt just decades ago.

Obama's Next Gulf Crisis

Daniel Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Silva

During this summer of fouled marshlands, the issue of Iran has receded quietly into the shadows. Obama might soon find himself longing for the days when his biggest problem was plugging a "damn hole" on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

America's DNA profile has been all over Afghanistan since 1973

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

In the two years since the publication of our book Invisible History: Afghanistan's Untold Story we have had the chance to address dozens of forums an...

The Case for a One-State Solution

Ahmed Moor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Moor

Because the two-state solution is morally and practically unworkable, the one-state solution is the only outcome that satisfies basic American values of freedom of speech, race-blindness, and equality under the law.

Brzezinski: Israeli Expansion of Settlements Is Against U.S. National Interest

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

Israel and America are hardly about to part ways, but the government of Benjamin Netanyahu has now pitted the interests of his right wing political coalition against US national interests.

Kouchner's Lament: Misunderstanding the Net

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The internet today -- despite the occasional bouts of disinformation and invented scandal -- is far more of an effective and immediate marketplace of information than the world for which Bernard Kouchner seems to pine.

Core Chicago Team Sinking Obama Presidency

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Serious critiques of the internal game around Obama have to be read -- because Obama is not winning. He is failing, and people need to consider why.

Sam Stein

Brzezinski Calls Anti-Corruption Crusade In Afghanistan Hypocritical

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most respected foreign policy voices in Democratic circles expressed "serious reservations" with components of a U.S. troop escalation in A...