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.
Ben Buchanan is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center where he works on the Cyber Security Project. His research focuses on the intersection of cybersecurity and statecraft. His first book, The Cybersecurity Dilemma, was published in 2017 by Oxford University Press and Hurst. Ben earned his Ph.D. in War Studies from King's College London, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He holds Master's and undergraduate degrees from Georgetown University.Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017, 2:21pm