In Destined for War, the eminent Harvard scholar Graham Allison explains why Thucydides’s Trap is the best lens for understanding U.S.-China relations in the twenty-first century. Through uncanny historical parallels and war scenarios, he shows how close we are to the unthinkable. Yet, stressing that war is not inevitable, Allison also reveals how clashing powers have kept the peace in the past — and what painful steps the United States and China must take to avoid disaster today.
A seminar with Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. Part of the spring 2015 study group led by MEI Visiting Scholar Michael C. Hudson: "Rethinking the Arab State: The Collapse of Legitimacy in Arab Politics." To learn more about the series, click here.
Please note: Registration for this event has closed and the event is at capacity. You will have received a separate email confirming your seat if you already registered for the event. If you would still like to add your name to the wait list, please email Chris Mawhorter at email@example.com.
Study Group participants are encouraged to buy or loan the following book. This seminar will focus on topics covered in Chapter 12 of the book:
Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democracy in the Arab World. Brynen, Rex, Moore, Pete W., Salloukh, Bassel F., Zahar, Marie-Joelle, Lynne Reinner Publishing, November 2012.
Additional Readings: TBD.
For more about Prof. Stephen M. Walt, click here.