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.
Jamal Ibrahim Haidar is an associate at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative and a former postdoctoral research fellow (2015-2016). He is currently a research fellow at the Center for International Development at HKS. Prior to joining MEI, he was a Ph.D. candidate at the Paris School of Economics, University of Paris-1 Pantheon Sorbonne (FR). Jamal also holds master degrees in economics and international finance from Johns Hopkins University and City University London, respectively. Previously, he worked at the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Monetary Fund, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Institute of International Finance, and Deloitte. His fields of specialization are international economics, development economics, and political economy. Jamal's current research agenda includes studying (i) micro-level impacts of economic sanctions against Iran, (ii) job creation and sector concentration in Lebanon, and (iii) exporters dynamics in Arab, African, and Latin American economies. His pre-doctoral research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, La Tribune, and other media outlets. You may learn more about Jamal's research via his Harvard scholar page: http://scholar.harvard.edu/haidar/.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm