Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

  title={Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?},
  author={James Macdougall},
  journal={The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters},
  • James Macdougall
  • Published 1 June 2017
  • Political Science
  • The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters
Professor Graham Allison gazes into the future of US-China relations in Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? only to find the best guide to the future is the past. Specifically based on Thucydides's well-known observation that "It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this inspired in Sparta that made war inevitable," Allison has popularized the phrase "Thucydides's Trap" to describe the dangerous historical dynamic that develops when a rising power threatens to… 
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