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.
Casey Campbell is the Program Assistant at the Belfer Center’s Project on Managing the Atom. She recently graduated from Emerson College with a B.S. in Journalism. Before coming to MTA, she was an intern with the Belfer communications team, assisting with a variety of projects. Prior to graduation, Casey worked at a number of internship sites, including Voice of America in Washington D.C. and WGBH’s nightly news show, Greater Boston.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm