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

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Allison, Graham

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SHORT-LISTED FOR THE 2018 LIONEL GELBER PRIZE A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: FINANCIAL TIMES * THE TIMES (LONDON) * AMAZON Allison is one of the keenest observers of international affairs around. -- JOE BIDEN, former vice president of ...the United States China and the United States are heading toward a war neither wants. The reason is Thucydides's Trap: when a rising power threatens to displace a ruling one, violence is the likeliest result. Over the past five hundred years, these conditions have occurred sixteen times; war broke out in twelve. 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. A trade conflict, cyberattack, Korean crisis, or accident at sea could easily spark a major war. In Destined for War, eminent Harvard scholar Graham Allison masterfully blends history and current events to explain the timeless machinery of Thucydides's Trap--and to explore the painful steps that might prevent disaster today. [A] must-read book in both Washington and Beijing. -- NIALL FERGUSON, BOSTON GLOBE [Allison is] a first-class academic with the instincts of a first-rate politician. -- BLOOMBERG NEWS [Full of] wide-ranging, erudite case studies that span human history . . . [A] fine book. -- NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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ISBN 9781328915382
Released NZ 7 Aug 2018
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781328915382
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Imprint Mariner Books,US
Released 7 Aug 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Allison, Graham
Category Asian / Middle Eastern History
Military History
Political Science & Theory
International Relations
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 327.73051
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Political Science & Theory
ONIX Text General/trade

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