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.
Eugene B. Kogan is the Director of the American Secretaries of State Project, a joint initiative of the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and Harvard Business School. Dr. Kogan leads the American Secretaries of State Project’s research efforts as the new Project prepares to interview all former U.S. Secretaries of State about the most demanding and consequential negotiations they conducted while serving in the nation’s highest foreign policy office.
Dr. Kogan is a former Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. He specializes in coercive negotiations and holds a Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University. Dr. Kogan is working on a book on nuclear negotiations based on his doctoral thesis, which was awarded Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation’s Raiffa Award for the Best Student Doctoral Paper. He co-taught a course on military instruments of foreign policy at Harvard Extension School in the fall of 2014.
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