Brzezinski graduated with a Ph D from Harvard University in 1953 and became Professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University before becoming the United States National Security Advisor during 1977–81 under the administration of President Jimmy Carter.
Regarding the landmass of Eurasia as the center of global power, Brzezinski sets out to formulate a Eurasian geostrategy for the United States.
The heart of The Grand Chessboard is Brzezinski's analysis of the four critical regions of Eurasia and of the stakes for America in each arena—Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and East Asia.
The main architect of Washington’s plan to rule the world has abandoned the scheme and called for the forging of ties with Russia and China.
Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire.
For the first time ever, a non-Eurasian power has emerged not only as a key arbiter of Eurasian power relations but also as the world’s paramount power.
The defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union was the final step in the rapid ascendance of a Western Hemisphere power, the United States, as the sole and, indeed, the first truly global power.” (“The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives,” Zbigniew Brzezinski, Basic Books, 1997, p.
xiii)“The fact is that there has never been a truly “dominant” global power until the emergence of America on the world scene…..
The decisive new global reality was the appearance on the world scene of America as simultaneously the richest and militarily the most powerful player.