The Resource Destined for war : can America and China escape Thucydides’s trap?, Graham Allison

Destined for war : can America and China escape Thucydides’s trap?, Graham Allison

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Destined for war : can America and China escape Thucydides’s trap?
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Destined for war
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can America and China escape Thucydides’s trap?
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Graham Allison
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Destined for war
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America, China, and Thucydidess trap
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eng
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The reason is Thucydides's Trap, a deadly pattern of structural stress that results when a rising power challenges a ruling one. This phenomenon is as old as history itself. About the Peloponnesian War that devastated ancient Greece, the historian Thucydides explained- 'It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable.' Over the past 500 years, these conditions have occurred sixteen times. War broke out in twelve of them. Today, as an unstoppable China approaches an immovable America, and both Xi Jinping and Donald Trump promise to make their countries 'great again', the seventeenth case looks grim. Unless China is willing to scale back its ambitions or Washington can accept becoming number two in the Pacific, a trade conflict, cyberattack, or accident at sea could soon escalate into all-out war. 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. Graham Allison has been a source of inspiration for me as a student and diplomat. As with Essence of Decision, Destined for War again provides us with his penetrating insights into global politics in the 21st century and beyond. - Ban Ki-Moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations 'Graham Allison is one of the keenest observers of international affairs around. He consistently brings his deep understanding of history's currents to today's most difficult challenges and makes our toughest foreign policy dilemmas accessible to experts and everyday citizens alike. That's why I regularly sought his counsel both as a senator and as vice president
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A cautionary assessment of the modern state of China summarizes key historical events that have led to today's state, citing the growing breakdown in U.S.-China relations while outlining several scenarios in which both nations could slide into war in accordance with the examples of earlier conflicts
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New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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1940-
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Allison, Graham T
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327.112
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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460?-395? B.C.E
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Thucydides
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  • Balance of power
  • International relations
  • Sovereignty
  • United States
  • China
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adult
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America, China, and Thucydides's trap
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Destined for war : can America and China escape Thucydides’s trap?, Graham Allison
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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24 cm.
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xx, 364 pages
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9781925322378
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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regular print
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Destined for war : can America and China escape Thucydides’s trap?, Graham Allison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 364 pages
Isbn
9781925322378
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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