Carter's national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies


Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, died on Friday, his daughter announced.

"Dr. Brzezinski's influence spanned several decades".

"He was brilliant, dedicated, and loyal, and remained a close advisor to my work at The Carter Center", former President Carter said in a statement.

The elder Brzezinski, a native of Poland, was a dominant figure in the Carter administration in his role as national security adviser. During his time serving as a counsellor to President Lyndon B Johnson from 1966 to 1968, he persuaded the administration to adopt peaceful engagement as the USA strategy to undermine the Soviet bloc.

He was honored with he Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981 for his work in the normalization of U.S.

Before the seizure of the USA embassy in Tehran in 1979, Vance had resisted Brzezinski's proposal that Washington back a military crackdown against Iran's radical Islamic forces.

"I just knew his as the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could ever have", Brzeziński's daughter Mika wrote on Instagram early in the morning on May 27.

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In recent years, Mr Brzezinski took part in proceedings created to bring the former Soviet republics into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Brzezinski, who became a USA citizen in 1958, was one of the first, if not the first, talking head to predict decades before that the Soviet Union would dissolve.

The oldest son of Polish diplomat Tadeus Brzezinski, Zbigniew was born on March 28, 1928.

He later taught at Harvard and Columbia University, and became a US citizen in 1958. During the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, Brzezinski believed negotiations were going nowhere and started pushing for military action. It is the Brzezinski Policy that we are now seeing culminate against Russian Federation. He moved to the United States and received a doctorate in government from Harvard in 1953.

His climb to the top of the foreign policy community began at Canada's McGill University, where he earned degrees in economics and political science.

Brzezinski had three children with his wife Emilie.

In 2011, he penned "Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power", arguing that United States strength overseas was key to global stability.