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Balancing the East, Upgrading the West

U.S. Grand Strategy in an Age of Upheaval

Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor and Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies
January/February 2012
Foreign Affairs


As the United States looks ahead, it faces two central challenges in foreign policy, writes a former national security adviser: enlarging the zone of prosperity and democracy in the West while balancing the rise of China and allaying the fears of the United States' Asian allies. Neither challenge can be addressed in isolation—for today, the fates of the West and the East are intertwined.

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