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.
Professor Freeman teaches Administrative Law, Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law, and is Director of the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Program. Her scholarship in administrative law focuses on public-private collaboration in governance, regulatory innovation, negotiated approaches to regulation, and privatization. Her work in environmental law centers on the design of governance institutions, regulatory tools and decision making procedures; most recently, she is working on climate-related institutional design.Last Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 4:45pm