His biographer, author of the book “Zbigniew Brzezinski. Strategist of the Empire”, Justin Vaisse, has recently given an interview to the French daily Le Figaro where he explained what were the true motives of Brzezinski’s support for the expansion of the Alliance.
It was not to ensure the military hegemony of the US, but rather consolidate the world after the fall of the Berlin Wall by offering security guarantees to countries of the Eastern Europe, according to Vaisse.
It was also aimed at preventing Russia from “yielding to the imperial temptation to lay its hands on these countries.”
Another aim was to help “Russia become a country rather than an empire.”
Vaisse notes that even at the age of 88 Brzezinski remains an influential political analyst and geostrategist and his advice and political expertise is still in high demand.
Regarding the recent crisis in Ukraine, the biographer says that Brzezinski has never been an extremist or a neoconservative and called for the decentralization and “Finlandization” of Ukraine. However he warned Ukraine off from joining NATO because it would be an unnecessary provocation of Russia.
However after the deterioration of its internal crisis, Brzezinski has called for arming the Ukrainians, as a possible military defeat could result in an unbalance in the settlement of the crisis.