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.
Irina A. Chindea is a research fellow in the International Security Program. Her current book project explains the alliance behavior of criminal organizations, with a focus on crime groups active in the Western Hemisphere. Irina conducted extensive field research on the U.S.–Mexico border, in Colombia, El Salvador, and Canada.
At the intersection of International Relations and Comparative Politics, Irina's teaching and research interests include irregular warfare, cooperation and conflict among non-state armed groups, U.S. foreign policy, and alliance politics. The regional focus of her work covers Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. Irina's research was supported, among others, by the Bradley Foundation and the Smith Richardson Foundation.
Irina has a Ph.D. in International Relations and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Prior to her graduate studies, Irina worked as a senior analyst for the investment-arm of Raiffeisen Bank and for the Financial Advisory Services unit of KPMG Romania.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm