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.
Nicholas Miller is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brown University. His research focuses on nuclear proliferation and U.S. nonproliferation policy. His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, International Security, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Security Studies.
During his Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, he will be examining the relationship between nuclear energy programs and proliferation. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT and a B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm