Caitlin McCulloch (she/her) is an associate political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Her primary research interests are alliance ties, security cooperation, misinformation, Eastern Europe and the impact of environmental change on conflict. Prior to joining RAND, she was a Fulbright researcher (2016-2017) and Peace Corps Volunteer (2011-2013) in the Republic of Georgia. She received a Ph.D. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a B.A. in China and Asia-Pacific Studies/Government from Cornell University. She has published in outlets such as Research and Politics and Political Violence at a Glance.