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.
Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1999–2007; Former Research Director, Caspian Studies Program, 2000–2005; Former Research Director, Caspian Studies Project, 2005–2007
Current Affiliation: Professor, School of Political Science, University of Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel; Visiting Professor and Researcher, Center for Eurasian, Russian and Eastern European Studies (CERES), Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm