Bras. Political Sci. Rev.. 27/Sep/2018;12(3):e0008.

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

Hugo Bras Martins da Costa

DOI: 10.1590/1981-3821201800030008

(Allison, Graham. Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)

What is ‘Destined for War’s’ main argument? In sum, the impact of a rising China on the United States and the global order under American hegemony are leading these two nations toward an avoidable violent clash, which neither one wants, because they risk falling into what the author calls ‘Thucydides’s Trap’.

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

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