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Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations

Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Keren Yarhi-Milo, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School; author, “Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations”

Keren Yarhi-Milo, an assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton’s politics department and the Woodrow Wilson School, will discuss her new book, “Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence Organizations, and Assessments of Intentions in International Relations” (Princeton University Press, 2014), at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Woodrow Wilson School in Robertson Hall. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.

Yarhi-Milo’s research and teaching focus on international relations and foreign policy with a particular specialization in international security, including foreign policy decision-making, interstate communication and crisis bargaining, intelligence and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

Her book, “Knowing the Adversary” explores how and why civilian leaders and intelligence organizations select and interpret an adversary’s signals of intentions differently. Yarhi-Milo’s articles have been published or are forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, International Security and Security Studies.

Before joining the faculty at Princeton, Yarhi-Milo was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a pre-doctoral fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. Yarhi-Milo has worked at the Mission of Israel to the United Nations, as well as served in the Israeli Defense Forces, Intelligence Branch.