Eric Robinson is a research programmer and analyst at the RAND Corporation based in Washington, DC. His research is focused on empirical studies related to irregular warfare, insurgent governance, post-conflict stabilization, and developing economies in the Middle East, the Levant, and Central Asia.
He specializes in the use of mixed methods research to leverage geospatial data, survey research, and structured qualitative data to better understand conflict and economic conditions in remote or denied areas. He has conducted extensive field research for RAND, including work in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere throughout the Middle East.
Previously, he served in Kabul with the Special Operations Joint Task Force – Afghanistan (SOJTF-A) as an analyst and advisor to the commander of US and NATO special operations. Prior to joining RAND, he worked for IBM as an advanced analytics consultant specializing in modeling large datasets. He graduated with his Masters of Public Policy from the College of William & Mary, and an A.B. in Economics with Honors also from William & Mary.