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Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski, PhD Biography
||Former U.S. National Security Advisor
||Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"The first and most important policy shift the United States should now undertake is to emphasize the enduring nature of the alliance relationship, particularly with Europe, which does share America's values and interests even if it disagrees with America on specific policies.
America cannot have that relationship if it threatens and condemns those who disagree. There is something transcendental about shared values that shouldn't be subordinated to tactical requirements. America should seek to cooperate with Europe, not divide it into a fictitious 'new' and 'old.'
The United States should be supporting a larger Europe as a zone of peace and prosperity in the world that is the necessary foundation for a stable international system in which American leadership could be fruitfully exercised."
"To Lead, US Must Give Up Paranoid Policies," International Herald Tribune, Nov. 15, 2003
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|Involvement and Affiliations:
||Trustee and Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Professor of Foreign Policy, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University
President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, 1987-1989
Teacher and Head of the Institute on Communist Affairs, Columbia University, 1960-1989
Co-Chairman, Bush National Security Advisory Task Force, 1988
National Security Council-Defense Department Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy, 1987-1988
Member, Chemical Warfare Commission, 1985
National Security Adviser, 1977-1981
Co-founder and Director, Trilateral Commission, 1973-1976
Chairman, Hubert H. Humphrey Foreign Policy Task Force, 1968
Member, Policy Planning Council of the Department of State, 1966-1968
Professor, Harvard University, 1953-1961
Former member, Board of Directors of Amnesty International
Former member, National Endowment for Democracy
Former member, Freedom House
Former member, Council on Foreign Relations
||BA, Political Science, McGill University, 1949
MA, Political Science, McGill University, 1950
PhD, Political Science, Harvard University, 1953
||Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1928