Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power

  • Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012
  • CSIS hosted a book event for

    "Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power"


    Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Former National Security Adviser and CSIS Counselor and Trustee
    Introduction by
    John Hamre, CSIS
    Remarks by
    Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Interviewed by
    David Ignatius, The Washington Post
    This book seeks to answer 4 questions:

    1. What are the implications of the changing distribution of global power from West to East, and how is it being affected by the new reality of a politically awakened humanity?
    2. Why is America’s global appeal waning, how ominous are the symptoms of America’s domestic and international decline, and how did America waste the unique global opportunity offered by the peaceful end of the Cold War? 
    3. What would be the likely geopolitical consequences if America did decline by 2025, and could China then assume America’s central role in world affairs? 
    4. What ought to be a resurgent America’s major long-term geopolitical goals in order to shape a more vital and larger West and to engage cooperatively the emerging and dynamic new East? 

    America, Zbigniew Brzezinski argues, must define and pursue a comprehensive and long-term geopolitical vision, a vision that is responsive to the challenges of the changing historical context. This book seeks to provide the strategic blueprint for that vision.