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Patterns can be useful, but pattern breaks can be even more revealing.

About Zachary Shore

Zachary Shore is a historian of international conflict. He focuses on understanding the enemy.

Zach is Professor of History at the Naval Postgraduate School and 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.

He is the author of six books, including three on enemy assessments shown below. He has also written on decision making, Blunder, and he recently published a practical guide to success in graduate school, Grad School Essentials.

Through his company UpWords, Zach provides services as a writing coach to authors, professionals, and students.

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