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.
Jason M. Kelly is a Ph.D. candidate in modern Chinese history at Cornell University. His dissertation, which he will complete and revise during his Ernest May Fellowship, examines the commercial relationships that linked the Chinese Communist Party to international capitalism throughout the mid-twentieth century.
Before enrolling at Cornell, Jason was a Foreign Service Officer posted to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He holds an M.A. in international relations from Yale University and a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm