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.
Diane McCree is Managing Editor of International Security. Before coming to the Belfer Center, she was production editor at Blackwell Publishers and a freelance editor for MIT Press, where she worked on books on international relations and economics. She has also worked at the Embassy of Jordan, the Middle East Institute, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, all in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. in international relations from Tufts University and holds an M.A. in international relations from Georgetown University, with concentrations in Middle East studies and Arabic. She also studied at the Tufts Center for European Studies in Talloires, France, with a focus on international organizations and law.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm