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.
Mohammad Mostafavi-Dehzooei is an Associate at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative. He obtained his PhD in Economics from Virginia Tech in 2016. He holds a Masters in Economics (2011) and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (2008) from Sharif University of Technology. Previously, he worked at the World Bank in 2015 and 2016. Mohammad's research has been in Development Economics, Labor Economics, and Economic Policy. His current research includes studying (i) the impacts of cash transfers program in Iran on poverty and labor supply decisions, (ii) Iraqi refugees and the labor market in the Middle East, and (iii) the effects of paid family leave laws on women's employment outcomes.Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017, 6:22pm