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.
Viet Phuong Nguyen is a predoctoral fellow in the Belfer Center's International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom. His research examines the multilateral approach to nuclear fuel cycle, especially in Asia, with focus on nuclear nonproliferation and security. He is a Ph.D. candidate in nuclear engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) after receiving a B.Sc. in nuclear physics from the Vietnam National University and a M.Sc. in nuclear engineering from KAIST.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm