Americans dont learn about the world; they dont study world history, other than American history in a very one-sided fashion, and they dont study geography.
Category: zbigniew brzezinski quotes
Palestinian terrorism has to be rejected and condemned, yes. But it should not be translated defacto into a policy of support for a really increasingly brutal repression, colonial settlements and a new wall.
We didnt push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.
I think we have to pay attention to the Arab masses not just in the Gulf States, but also in the hinterlands.
The first world war was in reality the last European war fought by globally significant European powers.
We cant have an intelligent foreign policy unless we have an intelligent public, because were a democracy.
Most Americans are close to total ignorance about the world. They are ignorant. That is an unhealthy condition in a country in which foreign policy has to be endorsed by the people if it...
Foreign policy should not be justified through making oneself feel good, but through results that have tangible consequences.
Arab nationalism, which tended to be until relatively recent somewhat secular in motivation, has now become increasingly religious and fundamentalist. And that makes it more pervasive, more difficult to deal with.
It is important to ask ourselves, as citizens, whether a world power can provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety.
We should seek to cooperate with Europe, not to divide Europe to a fictitious new and a fictitious old.
We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war.
Yes, ISIS is a threat. Its more than a nuisance. Its also in many respects criminal violence. But it isnt, in my view, a central strategic issue facing humanity.
To his credit, Obama has undertaken a truly ambitious effort to redefine the United States view of the world and to reconnect the United States with the emerging historical context of the twenty-first century....
Anniversaries are like birthdays: occasions to celebrate and to think ahead, usually among friends with whom one shares not only the past but also the future.
Eurasia is home to most of the worlds politically assertive and dynamic states.
We defended our allies in Europe for 40 years during the worst days of the Cold War – very threatening days of the Cold War – and nothing happened. So deterrence does work.
We need to ask who is the enemy, and the enemies are terrorists.