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Dr. Zachary Shore

Associate Professor


Research Interests
20th-Century International History, Late Modern Europe, Interwar Era Germany, Islam in Europe, Foreign Policy Decision Making, Strategy and Policy.

Zachary Shore is Associate Professor of History at the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies, University of California, Berkeley. He earned his doctorate in modern history at Oxford, performed postdoctoral research at Harvard, and held a fellowship at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

Shore is a historian of international conflict whose research focuses on foreign policy decision making. His books include:

A Sense of the Enemy: The High-Stakes History of Reading Your Rival’s Mind. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Blunder: Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions. Bloomsbury, 2008.

Breeding Bin Ladens: America, Islam, and the Future of Europe. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.

What Hitler Knew: The Battle for Information in Nazi Foreign Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

For more on his work, see

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