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.
Tao REN is a predoctoral research fellow in the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, a Ph.D. candidate in public policy at Tsinghua University (THU), and a research fellow at THU's Center for Science, Technology, and Education.
He researches topics related to intergovernmental relationships, collaborative governance, process of decision-making, and social network analysis. His doctoral dissertation analyzes why and how Chinese government departments coordinate with each other in the field of low-carbon policy by conducting social network analysis.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm