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.
Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1981-1982
The Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Freeman Spogli Institute.Last Updated: Apr 27, 2017, 5:58pm