- International Relations
Keren Yarhi-Milo's research interest is in the area of international relations, with a focus on international security, foreign policy decision-making, intelligence, and signaling. Her recent work examines assessments of an adversary's capabilities, intentions, and behavior, with particular focus on US assessments of Soviet intentions during the Cold War, British evaluation of Nazi Germany's goals, Israel's estimates of the objectives of Egypt under Sadat, as well as current appraisals of the objectives of Iraq, Iran, North Korea, and China.
Before joining Princeton University, Professor Yarhi-Milo was a post-doc fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. For the 2007-2008 academic year, Yarhi-Milo was a fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. She has worked at the Mission of Israel to the United Nations, as well as served in the Israeli Defense Forces, Intelligence Branch. She has received awards for the study of Political Science from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Arthur Ross Foundation, and the Christopher Browne Center for International Politics.
Yarhi-Milo holds a Ph.D. (expected December 2009), and a Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science from Columbia University.