Former U.S. National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, who established himself in the Carter administration as a hard-liner on foreign policy, died on Friday, his family said. He was 89.
Brzezinski’s daughter Mika said on social media that her father died peacefully, but did not give the cause of his death.
Brzezinski, the Warsaw-born son of a Polish diplomat, was national security adviser for all four years of Jimmy Carter’s presidency. A strict anti-communist, he helped Carter contend with several international issues including the Iranian revolution that overthrew the Shah, the taking of 52 Americans as hostages in Tehran and a failed rescue mission, and assisting the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.