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9 Facts About Zbigniew Brzezinski

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Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski was a Polish-American diplomat and political scientist.

Political science is a social science discipline that deals with systems of government, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts and political behaviour.

A diplomat is a person appointed by a state to conduct diplomacy with one or more other states or international organisations.

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He served as a counselor to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 to 1968 and was President Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor from 1977 to 1981.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States under President John F. Kennedy from 1961 to 1963.

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr. is an American politician and author who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981.

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Brzezinski belonged to the realist school of international relations, standing in the geopolitical tradition of Halford Mackinder and Nicholas J. Spykman.

Sir Halford John Mackinder PC was an English geographer, academic, politician, the first Principal of University Extension College, Reading and Director of the London School of Economics, who is regarded as one of the founding fathers of both geopolitics and geostrategy.

Nicholas John Spykman was an American political scientist who was one of the founders of the classical realist school in American foreign policy, transmitting Eastern European political thought into the United States.

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Major foreign policy events during his time in office included the normalization of relations with the People's Republic of China ; the signing of the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty ; the brokering of the Camp David Accords; the transition of Iran from an important U.S. ally to an anti-Western Islamic Republic; encouraging dissidents in Eastern Europe and emphasizing human rights in order to undermine the influence of the Soviet Union; the arming of the mujahideen prior to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; and the signing of the Torrijos-Carter Treaties relinquishing U.S. control of the Panama Canal after 1999.

The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on 17 September 1978, following twelve days of secret negotiations at Camp David.

The Torrijos–Carter Treaties are two treaties signed by the United States and Panama in Washington, D.C., on September 7, 1977, which abrogated the Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty of 1903.

Human rights are moral principles or norms, which describe certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in municipal and international law.

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Brzezinski served as the Robert E. Osgood Professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, a scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a member of various boards and councils.

The Johns Hopkins University is an American private research university in Baltimore, Maryland.

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He appeared frequently as an expert on the PBS program The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, ABC News' This Week with Christiane Amanpour, and on MSNBC's Morning Joe, where his daughter, Mika Brzezinski, is co-anchor.

The PBS NewsHour is an American daily evening television news program that is broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service, airing seven nights a week on more than 350 of the public broadcaster's member stations.

This Week, currently billed as This Week with George Stephanopoulos, is an American Sunday morning political affairs program airing on the ABC television network.

MSNBC is an American basic cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events.

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He was a supporter of the Prague Process.

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His son, Mark Brzezinski, was the United States Ambassador to Sweden from 2011 to 2015.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

The United States Ambassador to Sweden serves as the official diplomatic representative of the President and the Government of the United States of America to the King and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden.

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On May 26th, 2017, Brzezinski died at age 89.

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