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.
Daniel Sobelman's research interests lie in the growing phenomenon of asymmetrical conflicts, involving states and non-state actors. Currently, his primary focus is Israel's conflict with the Lebanese group Hezbollah and the Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip. Prior to joining the Belfer Center's International Security Program, Daniel was an analyst for the U.S. Government's Open Source Center. He is also a former Arab Affairs Correspondent for the Israeli daily Ha’aretz. In 2015–2016, he is also an Israel Institute postdoctoral fellow.
Dr. Sobelman holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as Master's and Bachelor's degrees in the History of the Middle East, obtained from Tel Aviv University, Israel.Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017, 11:29am