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.
Chris Mawhorter is the Events Administrator at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative. Prior to joining MEI, Chris worked as an Refugee Employment Specialist and Adult Educator in Lynn, MA. He also lived and worked in Israel-Palestine, supporting the Middle East Studies Program, then based in East Jerusalem. Chris is also an alumnus of MESP and of Gordon College in Wenham, MA, where he studied International Affairs and Economics.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm