Posted on : June 12, 2017
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Dr. Graham Allison (Harvard University) Could China and the U.S. be headed towards war, or is there a way to avoid it? Graham Allison, former assistant secretary of defense, argues that if both the U.S. and China refuse to back down, a trade conflict, cyber-attack or accident at sea could escalate into war. Allison discusses how Thucydides’ Trap, the inevitable contention between a rising power and an established one, is still relevant today.