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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1989. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 278 pages. Tables. Index, Author's Note. Pencil erasure residue on fep. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Zbigniew Kazimierz "Zbig" Brzezinski (March 28, 1928 – May 26, 2017) was an American diplomat and political scientist. He served as a counselor to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 to 1968 and was President Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor from 1977 to 1981. Brzezinski belonged to the realist school of international relations. Major foreign policy events during his time in office included the normalization of relations with the People's Republic of China (and the severing of ties with the Republic of China on Taiwan); the signing of the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT II); the brokering of the Camp David Accords; the transition of Iran from an important U.S. ally to an anti-Western Islamic Republic; encouraging dissidents in Eastern Europe and emphasizing human rights in order to undermine the influence of the Soviet Union; the arming of the mujahideen in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; and the signing of the Torrijos-Carter Treaties relinquishing U.S. control of the Panama Canal after 1999. Brzezinski served as the Robert E. Osgood Professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, a scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a member of various boards and councils. He appeared frequently on the PBS program The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, ABC News' This Week with Christiane Amanpour, and on MSNBC's Morning Joe.
New York: Basic Books, 2008. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 291,  pages. Introduction by David Ignatius. Index. Inscribed on a bookplate by Scowcroft. Inscription reads To Dave Peterson with my very best wishes Brent Scowcroft. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius moderates a lively conversation between Zbigniew Brzezinski (formerly National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter) and Brent Scowcroft (formerly National Security Advisor to Presidents George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford) on the most significant foreign policy challenges facing the United States. Brent Scowcroft (March 19, 1925 – August 6, 2020) was a United States Air Force officer who was a two-time United States National Security Advisor, first under U.S. President Gerald Ford and then under George H. W. Bush. He served as Military Assistant to President Richard Nixon and as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in the Nixon and Ford administrations. He served as Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezi ski (March 28, 1928 – May 26, 2017), or Zbig, was a Polish-American diplomat and political scientist. He served as a counselor to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 to 1968 and was President Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor from 1977 to 1981. Brzezinski was the primary organizer of The Trilateral Commission.