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Is a War between China and America Simply Unstoppable?

Peter Van Ness Security, Asia The future of U.S.–China relations is a gloomy picture. Building his analysis on Thucydides’ study of the Peloponnesian War, Graham Allison and his colleagues have studied the classic international relations problem of military conflict between a rising power and an established dominant power. They identified 16 such situations over the past 500 years, and found that 12 of them ended in war — painting a gloomy picture of the future of US–China relations.
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