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.
Paul Fraioli is a Ph.D. candidate in politics and international studies at the University of Cambridge, where he is a Wilson Scholar at Magdalene College. His research focuses on U.S. foreign policy and aspects of U.S. strategy-making toward China since the normalization of relations in 1979. More broadly, he is interested in the subfields of international relations, strategic studies, and in the use of history to inform policy analysis.
Fraioli previously worked as editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Affairs, as a Rosenthal Fellow in International Relations in the U.S. Congress, as a researcher for Leslie H. Gelb at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a research associate in foreign policy at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center.
He graduated from Amherst College, where he studied English and classics, and received a master's degree in international security policy from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm