"Why do presidents and their advisors often make sub-optimal decisions on military intervention, escalation, de-escalation, and termination of conflicts?" Carly Wayne, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan, evaluates these and other questions with Alex Mintz in their new book, The Polythink Syndrome: U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and ISIS. The Polythink Syndrome is winner of the 2017 Alexander L. George Book Award, sponsored by the International Society of Political Psychology. To learn more about the work click HERE.