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.
Wei Peng researches integrating air quality, water, and climate concerns into the energy strategy in the developing world. At the Belfer Center, her research focuses on facilitating China's carbon mitigation efforts by domestic air pollution concerns.
She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from Peking University, China. She was a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and Princeton Energy and Climate Scholar.Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017, 2:39pm