Destined for War



Can American and China Escape Thucydide’s Trap?

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. Author: Graham Allison (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 30 2017, HC, 384 pp, 6 x 9 in)


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