Destined for War: Can China and the United States Escape Thucydides’s Trap? – The Atlantic September 30, 2015Posted by tkcollier in Geopolitics, In The News, philosophy & politics.
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War, however, is not inevitable. Four of the 16 cases in our review did not end in bloodshed. Those successes, as well as the failures, offer pertinent lessons for today’s world leaders. Escaping the Trap requires tremendous effort. As Xi Jinping himself said during a visit to Seattle on Tuesday, “There is no such thing as the so-called Thucydides Trap in the world. But should major countries time and again make the mistakes of strategic miscalculation, they might create such traps for themselves.”