This section includes key reports and documents relating to nuclear security. These documents have been drawn from work done by the Project on Managing the Atom, as well as from other leading experts working on nuclear security. We have broken this section into three main topics: Threats and Vulnerabilities, Progress and Work Remaining, and Recommendations for Action.
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.