John Mueller

John Mueller is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Senior Research Scientist at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Among his books are Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism (with Mark G. Stewart). New York: Oxford University Press, 2016; War, Presidents, and Public OpinionRetreat From Doomsday: The Obsolescence of Major WarPolicy and Opinion in the Gulf WarAstaire DancingQuiet Cataclysm: Reflections on the Recent Transformation of World PoliticsCapitalism, Democracy, and Ralph’s Pretty Good GroceryThe Remnants of War (awarded the Joseph Lepgold Prize for the best book on international relations in 2004); Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe ThemAtomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al-Qaeda; (with Mark Stewart) Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Costs, and Benefits of Homeland Security; (ed.)Terrorism since 9/11: The American Cases; War and Ideas: Selected Essays.

He has published articles in such journals as American Political Science ReviewInternational SecurityAmerican Journal of Political ScienceForeign AffairsPolitical Science QuarterlyInternational Studies QuarterlyBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsReasonNational Interest, and the New Republic, as well as op-ed pieces in the New York TimesWall Street JournalWashington PostPlayboy, and Los Angeles Times. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, and has received the International Studies Association’s Susan Strange Award as well as several teaching awards.