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Aug 9, 2017

We discuss the "Thucydides's Trap" n this cast with Dr. Graham Allison, who has advised Defense Secretaries from the Reagan to the Obama Administrations.  He is the author of Destined for War: America, China, and Thucydides's Trap.  Dating back to Athens and Sparta, the historical idea is that a rising power will conflict with an establishment power and generally this will lead to war.  

That this could happen with China sounds incredible, but there are scenario's where involuntary actions or external events could lead to it.  And it could be avoided if the right steps are taken.