Haas studies law and international security, with her current research focusing on how congressional regulation can have unintended effects on the types of covert action used in U.S. foreign policy. Her other research interests include foreign policy decision-making, intelligence and secrecy, as well as international and constitutional law. She is also interested in archival work in qualitative and mixed-method research.
- PIA 2470 U.S. Foreign Policy and Law Regulating the Use of Force
- PIA 2471 Espionage, Surveillance, and Secret Information in International Affairs
- PIA 2021 International Affairs
- Ph.D., Politics (Princeton University), 2021
- JD (University of Pennsylvania Law School), 2011
- BA, Mathematics and Political Science (Bucknell University), 2008
Education & Training
- Melinda Haas, “Origins of Oversight: Covert Action Amendments to the National Security Act of 1947,” International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, 2022
- Melinda Haas and Keren Yarhi-Milo, “To Disclose or Deceive? Sharing Secret Information between Aligned States,” International Security, Vol. 45, No. 3 , pp. 122–161, Winter 2020/21.
- Michael Poznansky and Melinda Haas, “As US-China Competition Grows, Will Covert Regime Change Make a Return?” The Diplomat, (2020).
- International security
- International law
- U.S. foreign policy
- Covert action