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.
Join the India and South Asia Project for a panel which will explore the evolution of U.S. policy in Afghanistan. The speakers include:
- Daniel Feldman, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Marc Grossman, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Richard G. Olson, former US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan
The discussion will be moderated by Nicholas Burns, Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations