Erik E. Mueller (he/him) is a defense analyst at the RAND Corporation. Mueller’s expertise and interests center on violent nonstate actors, North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Outside of these interests, Mueller has worked on projects studying patient movement, drug production and trafficking, mass attacks, insider threats, political violence, multinational security organizations, extremism, refugees, interoperability, climate change, irregular warfare, public health labs, and right to repair.
Johnston, Trevor, Erik E. Mueller, Irina A. Chindea, Hannah Jane Byrne, Nathan Vest, Colin P. Clarke, Anusree Garg, and Howard J. Shatz, Countering Violent Nonstate Actor Financing: Revenue Sources, Financing Strategies, and Tools of Disruption, RAND Corporation (RR-A687-1), 2023
Watts, Stephen, Bryan Frederick, Nathan Chandler, Mark Toukan, Christian Curriden, Erik E. Mueller, Edward Geist, Ariane M. Tabatabai, Sara Plana, Brandon Corbin, and Jeffrey Martini, Proxy Warfare in Strategic Competition: State Motivations and Future Trends, RAND Corporation (RR-A307-2), 2023
Watts, Stephen, Bryan Frederick, Nathan Chandler, Mark Toukan, Christian Curriden, Erik E. Mueller, Edward Geist, Ariane M. Tabatabai, Sara Plana, Brandon Corbin, and Jeffrey Martini, Proxy Warfare in Strategic Competition: Military Implications, RAND Corporation (RR-A307-3), 2023
Sudkamp, Karen M., Nathan Vest, Erik E. Mueller, and Todd C. Helmus, In the Wreckage of ISIS: An Examination of Challenges Confronting Detained and Displaced Populations in Northeastern Syria, RAND Corporation (RR-A471-1), 2023
Vasseur, Michael, Chad C. Serena, Colin P. Clarke, Irina A. Chindea, Erik E. Mueller, and Nathan Vest, Understanding and Reducing the Ability of Violent Nonstate Actors to Adapt to Change, RAND Corporation (RR-A324-1), 2022
Williams, Heather J., Alexandra T. Evans, Jamie Ryan, Erik E. Mueller, and Bryce Downing, The Online Extremist Ecosystem: Its Evolution and a Framework for Separating Extreme from Mainstream, RAND Corporation (PE-A1458-1), 2021