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.
Is China serious about replacing the US as the dominant power in Asia for the foreseeable future? Could Americans accept becoming No. 2? Is war between Washington and Beijing inevitable?
Please join Samantha Power and Graham Allison for an exclusive conversation about these and other timely questions to mark the launch of his new book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?
Reception, sales, and signing will follow.