Ukraine, China, and the US: Can War be Avoided?


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Kevin Rudd
Graham Allison
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

As China’s role in supporting Russia in its brutal invasion of Ukraine becomes clearer, and fears about Taiwan’s future become more urgent, the question becomes whether war between the US and China is avoidable. Kevin Rudd’s new book, The Avoidable War, answers: yes. Join us in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum as we host The Hon. Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia, in a conversation on the future of the US-China relationship moderated by Graham Allison (AB '62 PhD '68), Douglas Dillon Professor of Government.

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This event is co-sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School.

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