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.
Nick Obradovich is a postdoctoral fellow in the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. He studies climate-change politics and the potential impacts of climate change on social systems. He is also a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab and a Human-Environmental Systems Fellow at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Nick received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego and his B.S., summa cum laude, in Economics and Environmental Studies from Santa Clara University.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm