Name: Course: Instructor: Date: Destined for War It is undisputable that United States China and Russia are among the most notable super-powers in the global arena of the twenty first century. The relationship between these nations has for a long time been attributed to a substantial strain as each nation attempts to assert itself across the globe both politically economically as well as in terms of the military strength. It is noteworthy that for approximately the last seven decades United States has consistently been deemed as the leading super-power in the global arena. Consequently rising powers such as China Russia have attempted to assert themself as notable super-powers that endeavors to displace United States. In reference to Graham Allison’s book titled Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydide’s Trap? and Russia may not want to go to war probabilities are high that third parties may drag these super-powers to war. For instance North Korea which has persistently engaged in Nuclear and Missile tests in spite of the threats from Washington tension has escalated further between these nations. The fact that North Korea and China has been close allies in scenarios where America attacks North Korea then China may come to the rescue of North Korea thus causing conflict between the two great powers. Finally Philippines also has the potential to drag these two great powers into war in that America is at the forefront defending Philippines regarding South China’s Sea. Works Cited Allison Graham. Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides Trap? New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017. [...]
Graham Allison writes, in Destined for War, that the United States, China, and Russia will never choose to go to war with one another, but may be inadvertently drawn into war by third parties. Explain how this potential danger may occur.