Table of contents for The grand chessboard : American primacy and its geostrategic imperatives / Zbigniew Brzezinski.


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   List of Maps                                     ix
   List of Charts and Tables                        xi
   Introduction: Superpower Politics              xiii

1 Hegemony of a New Type                             3
   The Short Road to Global Supremacy                3
   The First Global Power                           10
   The American Global System                       24

2 The Eurasian Chessboard                           30
   Geopolitics and Geostrategy                      37
   Geostrategic Players and Geopolitical Pivots     40
   Critical Choices and Potential Challenges        48

3 The Democratic Bridgehead                         57
   Grandeur and Redemption                          61
   America's Central Objective                      71
   Europe's Historic Timetable                      81

4 The Black Hole                                    87
   Russia's New Geopolitical Setting                87
   Geostrategic Phantasmagoria                      96
   The Dilemma of the One Alternative              118

5 The Eurasian Balkans                             123
   The Ethnic Cauldron                             125
   The Multiple Contest                            135
   Neither Dominion Nor Exclusion                  148

6 The Far Eastern Anchor                           151
   China: Not Global but Regional                  158
   Japan: Not Regional but International           173
   America's Geostrategic Adjustment               185

7 Conclusion                                       194
   A Geostrategy for Eurasia                       197
   A Trans-Eurasian Security System                208
   Beyond the Last Global Superpower               209

   Index                                           217





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: United States Foreign relations 1989-Geopolitics United States History 20th century, Geopolitics History 20th century, World politics 1989-Eurasia Strategic aspects