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.
Josh Burek is the Director of Global Communications and Strategy. A member of the Center’s senior management team, Josh is responsible for setting and leading the Center’s publishing and editorial operations, digital platforms, multimedia, marketing, branding, and outreach to government and media. He also teaches workshops on op-ed writing. Before coming to the Belfer Center, he was the Executive Director for Marketing and Communications at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, where he engineered a major website merger and redesign, and a substantial increase in multimedia policy impact. He is a former reporter and editor for The Christian Science Monitor, interviewing thought leaders from David McCullough to Muhammad Yunus. Josh has a B.A. in political science and economics from Principia College and an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School.Last Updated: Jan 31, 2017, 9:08am