Could war between the US and China be kicked off by a third party such as North Korea, pictured here testing a new type of cruise missile? Allison argues it’s a plausible scenario. Photo: AP

Book review: Destined for War – Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? should scare you

Graham Allison studied 16 cases in the last 500 years where an aggressive rising nation threatened a dominant power; in 12 there was war. Are the US and China on a collision course or can conflict be avoided?

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Could war between the US and China be kicked off by a third party such as North Korea, pictured here testing a new type of cruise missile? Allison argues it’s a plausible scenario. Photo: AP
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