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A statue of the Greek writer Thucydides sits outside the Austrian capital in Vienna. More than 2,000 years ago, he noted the friction that led to war between an established power, Sparta, and a rising power, Athens. A new book by Harvard professor Graham Allison makes a comparison with the relationship between the U.S. and China. vladacanon/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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From Ancient Greece, Lessons On The Risk Of A Modern, Accidental War

What's the most serious threat to the U.S. — a resurgent Russia, Islamic State terrorism, a nuclear Iran? Maybe it's none of the above. It could be something called the Thucydides trap.

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FARC rebel Alfredo Gutierrez holds his month-old daughter, Desiree, as fellow FARC rebel Jenny Cabrales plays with her. Since the Colombian government and FARC leaders reached an agreement last year to end the war, rebel women have given birth to more than 60 babies. About 80 more are pregnant. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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After Peace Agreement, A Baby Boom Among Colombia's FARC Guerrillas

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A cow is milked at a dairy farm in Granby, Quebec, last month. President Trump recently accused Canada of unfairly blocking imports of milk from the U.S. He was taking aim at a Canadian system that defiantly rejects the free market and protects small farmers. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How Canadian Dairy Farmers Escape The Global Milk Glut

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National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro says the U.S. needs to unwind "bad" trade agreements and strike new ones that would prevent such practices. He says the administration is off to a good start. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Peter Navarro: A 'Bricklayer' Of Trump's Protectionist Wall

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On August 8, 2016, a suicide bomber killed 74 people and wounded 112 others at a government-run hospital in Quetta, Pakistan. Arshad Butt/AP hide caption

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A statue of the Greek writer Thucydides sits outside the Austrian capital in Vienna. More than 2,000 years ago, he noted the friction that led to war between an established power, Sparta, and a rising power, Athens. A new book by Harvard professor Graham Allison makes a comparison with the relationship between the U.S. and China. vladacanon/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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From Ancient Greece, Lessons On The Risk Of A Modern, Accidental War

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Paulo Melo is a global entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. This visa workaround allowed Melo, originally from Portugal, to legally stay in the United States and build his business in Massachusetts. Asma Khalid/Asma Khalid/WBUR hide caption

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Without A Special Visa, Foreign Startup Founders Turn To A Workaround

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