In the Eye of the Beholder: How Leaders and Intelligence Communities Assess the Intentions of Adversaries

@article{YarhiMilo2013InTE,
  title={In the Eye of the Beholder: How Leaders and Intelligence Communities Assess the Intentions of Adversaries},
  author={Keren Yarhi-Milo},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={7-51}
}
How do policymakers infer the long-term political intentions of their states' adversaries? A new approach to answering this question, the “selective attention thesis,” posits that individual perceptual biases and organizational interests and practices influence which types of indicators a state's political leaders and its intelligence community regard as credible signals of an adversary's intentions. Policymakers often base their interpretations on their own theories, expectations, and needs… Expand
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