Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's National Security Adviser, Dead at 89

Claudine Rigal
Juin 5, 2017

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security advisor to former President Jimmy Carter and influential foreign policy expert, has died aged 89, according to his daughter, MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski.

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.

Brzezinski's daughter, Mika, who co-hosts the U.S. morning talk show "Morning Joe" on the MSNBC network, announced his death on Instagram.

"He was brilliant, dedicated and loyal", said Mr Carter, who awarded Mr Brzezinski the Presidential Medal of Freedom days before leaving office in 1981. The senior Democratic Party member was best recognised for his stand on important foreign policies and is credited with influencing worldwide ties that, even today, are considered landmarks in the United States' relations with other countries.

"My father passed away peacefully tonight", Brzezinski's daughter Mika announced late Friday. Also surviving Brzezinski were his wife, Emilie, and their sons Ian and Mark. And he helped Carter bridge wide gaps between the rigid Egyptian and Israeli leaders, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin, leading to the Camp David accords.

Brzezinski was born in 1928 in Poland.

Brzezinski was a staunch foe of the Soviets who instead encouraged developing ties and normalizing relations with China. During the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, Brzezinski believed negotiations were going nowhere and started pushing for military action. The clashes eventually led to Vance's resignation.

Brzezinski, a USA global relations scholar, studied at McGill University in Montreal and earned a doctorate degree in political science at Harvard University. He moved to the United States and received a doctorate in government from Harvard in 1953.

"I thought it was important to try to increase America's ideological impact on the world", he wrote, so it would once again be the "carrier of human hope, the wave of the future".

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