Zachary Shore, D.Phil, is a historian of modern international conflict who focuses on judgment. One of his aims is to explore how history can illuminate both the causes of conflict and the roots of wisdom.
The field of international history studies the causes of war and the conditions for a stable peace. His particular approach scrutinizes the decision-making processes of historical actors in order to gain purchase on how tensions, conflicts and wars arise. Drawing on insights from the cognitive sciences and related fields, and employing the historian's craft, he tries to deepen our understanding of how and why certain conflicts occurred and what this tells us about how we think.