American soldiers order Chinese prisoners to the ground outside Seoul prior to the taking of the city by US and UN troops during the Korean war, in 1951. Picture: AFP

Is war between China and the US inevitable? A new book looks to the past for answers

American political analyst Graham Allison’s thought-provoking book Destined for War ponders whether the two superpowers can avoid the precedents of history, and highlights North Korea as a potential flashpoint

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American soldiers order Chinese prisoners to the ground outside Seoul prior to the taking of the city by US and UN troops during the Korean war, in 1951. Picture: AFP
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