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.
Anne Boustead researches legal and policy issues related to electronic surveillance, privacy, and security. Prior to joining the Belfer Center, she obtained a Ph.D. from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, where her dissertation focused on the interplay between commercial data collection and governmental surveillance. While completing her Ph.D., she was an assistant policy analyst at RAND, working on projects related to electronic surveillance, cyber security, and drug policy. She also has a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017, 5:20pm