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.
Julia Martin is the Research and Financial Coordinator at the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative (MEI) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Prior to joining MEI, she worked at the Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) Secretariat based at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at HKS. She holds a Master’s of Theological Studies (2010) from Harvard Divinity School, where she focused her coursework on Judaism and Islam. While in graduate school, Julia worked at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society (formerly the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations) under both the Humanitarian & Development NGOs and Justice and Human Rights programs. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in religious studies (2007) at Florida State University, where she also minored in studio art. Julia has studied various ancient and modern Semitic languages over the years, and is currently learning Egyptian dialect.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm