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Destined for War: can America and China escape Thucydides’s Trap? by [Allison, Graham]
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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. In Destined for War, Allison lays out one of the defining challenges of our time managing the critical relationship between China and the United States. --Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States

Thucydides's Trap identifies a cardinal challenge to world order: the impact of a rising power on a ruling power. I read the book with great interest. I can only hope that the US-China relationship becomes the fifth case to resolve itself peacefully, rather than the 13th to result in war. --Henry Kissinger, former United States Secretary of State

Do China and America want war? No. Might they be compelled into conflict by severe structural stress? Yes. Thankfully, Allison charts an essential course to avoid a catastrophic collision. Destined for War will be studied and debated for decades. --Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia

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‘[Destined for War] sounds a useful, even important warning call.’

(Max Hastings The Sunday Times)

‘I hope people like Jeff Bezos read this timely book and resolve to build the political forces we need.’

(Dominic Cummings The Spectator)

‘Thought-provoking and very readable.’

(The Sunday Times)

‘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. In Destined for War, Allison lays out one of the defining challenges of our time―managing the critical relationship between China and the United States.’

(Joe Biden former Vice President of the United States)

‘Thucydides’s Trap identifies a cardinal challenge to world order: the impact of a rising power on a ruling power. I read the book with great interest. I can only hope that the US-China relationship becomes the fifth case to resolve itself peacefully, rather than the 13th to result in war.’

(Henry Kissinger former United States Secretary of State)

‘Can the US avoid confrontation with China? That is the geopolitical question of our age. In most cases, Thucydides was right: when a new power arises in the world, it results in a clash with the dominant power. This important and fascinating book extracts lessons for how we can avoid such a confrontation.’

(Walter Isaacson author of Steve Jobs and The Innovators)

‘You can bet that China’s leaders will read Allison’s warnings about Thucydides’s Trap. I only wish I could be as sure about America’s leaders. But every informed citizen should buy a copy.’

(Niall Ferguson)

‘One of the most insightful and thought-provoking books I have ever read on the most important relationship in the world: the US and China. If Graham Allison is right―and I think he is―China and the US must heed the lessons in this superb study in order to build a strategic relationship that avoids a war which neither side would win.’

(General (Ret.) David Petraeus Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, former Director of the CIA, and former Commander of US Central Command)

‘A provocative thesis on one of today's most pressing foreign policy issues and a page turner of the first order, Destined For War is a must read.  Professor Allison writes with the propulsive narrative drive appropriate for such an immediate and danger-fraught topic.  I can only hope that all senior policy experts read this timely book to prevent our country from falling into the trap Professor Allison so ably warns us against.’

(Christopher Reich bestselling author of Invasion of Privacy)

‘Do China and America want war? No. Might they be compelled into conflict by severe structural stress? Yes. Thankfully, Allison charts an essential course to avoid a catastrophic collision. Destined for War will be studied and debated for decades.’

(Kevin Rudd former Prime Minister of Australia)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2555 KB
  • Print Length: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Scribe (3 July 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B072QZSR7P
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,519 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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