Brzezinski says 'world's center of geopolitical gravity' could shift to Asia in future

Jack Hubbard
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Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, delivered the Oksenberg Lecture  March 9 at the Bechtel Conference Center. Presented by the Stanford Institute for International Studies, the lecture was  titled "America and the New Asia." Brzezinski asserted that by the year 2020, the world's five most important countries will likely be, in the following order, the United States, the European Union, China, Japan and India. "If, in that context, the United States and the European Union do not work very closely together, we will be witnesses to a fundamental shift in the world's center of geopolitical gravity to Asia," Brzezinski said.