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.
Barry Little is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. Previously, he was the Deputy Commander of the 90th Operations Group, F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. Lt. Col. Little has served in a variety of ICBM operations, test and evaluation, and staff positions focused on treaty implementation and nuclear force structure planning. He is also an Olmsted Scholar graduate of the JHU-SAIS Hopkins Nanjing Center. His research interests include U.S.-China relations and nuclear deterrence strategies.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm