THE GEOSTRATEGIC TRIAD
LIVING WITH CHINA, EUROPE, AND RUSSIA
FOREWORD BY JOHN J. HAMRE
Significant Issues Series
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The publisher gratefully acknowledges permission to reprint the following: "Living with China," The National Interest (Spring 2000); "Living with a New Europe," The National Interest (Summer 2000); "Living with Russia," The National Interest (Fall 2000). ¿ National Affairs, Inc.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Brzezinski, Zbigniew, 1928-
The geostrategic triad: living with China, Europe, and Russia / Zbigniew Brzezinski ; foreword by John J. Hamre.
p.cm. — (Significant issues series, ISSN 0736-7136 ; v. 23, no.1)
Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 0-89206-384-X
1. United States—Foreign relations—China.
2. China—Foreign relations— United States.
3. United States—Foreign relations—Europe.
4. Europe— Foreign relations—United States.
5. United States—Foreign relations—Russia (Federation)
6. Russia (Federation)—Foreign relations—United States.
7. United States—Foreign relations—1989-
I. Title. II. Series.
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