Strategic Vision (Paperback)

America and the Crisis of Global Power

By Zbigniew Brzezinski

Basic Books, 9780465061815, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2013

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Eminent scholar Zbigniew Brzezinski's New York Times bestselling blueprint for American foreign policy strategy in the twenty-first century

The world today faces a crisis of power, caused by the dramatic shift in its center of gravity from the West to the East, by the dynamic political awakening of people worldwide, and by the deterioration of America's performance both domestically and internationally. As a result, America's position as a world superpower is far from secure.

In Strategic Vision, former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski argues that America can and should be actively engaged in navigating this period of crisis and provides a strategic blueprint for America to revitalize its global status and promote a peaceful twenty-first century. As Brzezinski eloquently shows, without an America that is economically vital, socially appealing, responsibly powerful, and capable of sustaining an intelligent foreign engagement, the geopolitical prospects for the West could become increasingly grave.

About the Author

Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928-2017) was National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter, a counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a professor of American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of New York Times bestseller Second Chance and The Grand Chessboard, among many other books.

Praise For Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power

"A clear-eyed, sharp-tongued assessment of this hinge moment in time, when the world's center of gravity is shifting 'from the West to the East.'"—New York Times

"In this crisp and stimulating book, Brzezinski speculates on the dangers that could result from the decline of the United States and offers his prescriptions to restore American leadership in a changing world."—Foreign Affairs

"A bracing discussion of what a revival of US power would actually require over the next few decades."—Washington Post

"A much-needed wake-up call regarding the international repercussions if America fails to address its multiple domestic crises successfully. ... Brzezinski offers a thoughtful -- and, as usual, provocative and timely -- must read."—Robert M. Gates, US Secretary of Defense, 2006-2011