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.
Rizwan Ladha is a pre-doctoral research fellow in the Project on Managing the Atom and International Security Program at the Belfer Center and a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in international relations at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. His dissertation examines why Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan conducted nuclear weapons activities in the 1960s and 1970s, despite being under the protection of the U.S. nuclear umbrella.
Rizwan's past work on nuclear issues has been supported by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He has also participated in workshops on nuclear issues and foreign policy challenges at the U.S. Air War College, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, American University, and UC San Diego. Rizwan previously worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Ploughshares Fund.
He holds a M.A. in nuclear nonproliferation policy from The Fletcher School and a B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology.Last Updated: Jan 20, 2017, 11:38am