Son of notorious Chilly Warfare hawk takes up new position amid rising tensions with Russia
Mark Brzezinski, son of former US nationwide safety advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, has been sworn in as US ambassador to Poland. Vice President Kamala Harris performed the ceremony on Wednesday, which was attended by Brzezinski’s sister Mika and brother-in-law Joe Scarborough, each hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Brzezinski, who beforehand served as US ambassador to Sweden from 2011 to 2015, was nominated for the place in August and confirmed by the Senate final month.
His father, Zbigniew, served because the nationwide safety advisor underneath former president Jimmy Carter and was nicely generally known as the architect of the Grand Chessboard concept of geostrategic energy. The elder Brzezinski seen the Eurasian continent because the fulcrum of world energy and believed it was in the most effective pursuits of the US to manage it, given its richness in pure assets, bodily wealth, and inhabitants.
His efforts to wrest management of Eurasia from the Soviet Union included funding and supporting the Mujahideen, the Islamic fundamentalist faction in Afghanistan which later turned the Taliban. He brazenly spoke in interviews of seizing the chance to “giv[e] to the united states its Vietnam battle.”
Nonetheless, the implications of that mission later led to the 9/11 assaults and America’s personal battle in Afghanistan. It turned the longest in US historical past and finally culminated in catastrophe for the Biden administration, whose pullout from Afghanistan final August was extensively criticized and has contributed to his spiraling approval rankings.
Brzezinski the youthful heads to Warsaw as tensions between the US and Russia mount, with the US making an attempt to border troop actions inside Russian borders as a plot to assault Ukraine regardless of no proof of such a plan and NATO members threatening to additional amass their very own troops alongside Russia’s borders.