The son of the Cold War hawk, who was infamous for his shrewdness and shrewdness in the Cold War, takes on a new role amid rising tensions with Russia
Mark Brzezinski was the son Zbigniew Brzezinski who served as US national security adviser. He has now been installed to serve as US Ambassador to Poland. Vice President Kamala Harris conducted the ceremony on Wednesday, which was attended by Brzezinski’s sister Mika and brother-in-law Joe Scarborough, both hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Brzezinski previously served as the US ambassador to Sweden in 2011-2015. He was nominated by Senators last month and confirmed.
Zbigniew was his father’s national security adviser under the former president Jimmy Carter. He is well-known as the creator of the Grand Chessboard theory for geostrategic strength. Brzezinski, the elder, viewed Eurasian as the center of global power. He believed that it would be in America’s best interest to have it under its control, due to its wealth in natural resources and physical wealth.
He tried to take control of Eurasia away from the Soviet Union by funding the Mujahideen (Islamic fundamentalist group in Afghanistan that later became the Taliban), and also supporting them. He openly spoke in interviews of seizing the opportunity to “Giv[e]Vietnam war to the USSR.”
However, the consequences of that project later led to the 9/11 attacks and America’s own war in Afghanistan. The longest US war in history, it ended in tragedy for Biden’s administration. His withdrawal from Afghanistan in August last year was widely criticised and contributed to his falling approval ratings.
Brzezinski the younger heads to Warsaw as tensions between the US and Russia mount, with the US attempting to frame troop movements within Russian borders as a plot to attack Ukraine despite no evidence of such a plan and NATO members threatening to further amass their own troops along Russia’s borders.
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