Jury Chair Janice Stein announced the shortlist for the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize on February 13.

This year’s finalists are:

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?
by Graham Allison
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine
by Anne Applebaum,
Published by Signal/McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House

The Future of War: A History
by Lawrence Freedman
Published by PublicAffairs/Hachette Book Group

The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World
by Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro
Published by Simon & Schuster

Asia’s Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century
by Richard McGregor
Published by Viking/Penguin Random House

Read more about these selections on the Lionel Gelber Prize website.