China, US should steer away from 'Thucydides Trap'

American political scientist Graham Allison is best known for coining the term "Thucydides Trap" to refer to the situation when a rising power causes fear in an established power which escalates towards war. He applied the term to the relationship between the US, the existing power, and China as a rising power. But he said the "Thucydides Trap" was something both countries could avoid.

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