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John Mueller

Professor Mueller's research interests include:
International politics, foreign policy, defense policy, public opinion, terrorism and counterterrorism, democratization, economic history, post-Communism, musical theater, and dance history.

Selected books:

(with Mark G. Stewart) Are We Safe Enough? Measuring and Assessing Aviation Security(Amsterdam:Elsevier, 2018).

Terrorism since 9/11: The American Cases. (Mershon Center for International Security Studies, January 2018). An edited web book, updated yearly, of case studies written by OSU Honors students and by Cato Institute interns.

(with Mark G. Stewart) Chasing Ghosts : The Policing of Terrorism. (New York: Oxford University Press 2016)

Edited with Christopher A. Preble, A Dangerous World? Threat Perception and U.S. National Security (Washington, DC: Cato Institute, 2014).

(with Mark G. Stewart) Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).

War and Ideas: Selected Essays. (New York and London: Routledge, 2011).

Atomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al-Qaeda. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010). Information about the book

Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them. (New York: Free Press, 2006.) Information about the book

The Remnants of War. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004.

Capitalism, Democracy, and Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999).

Quiet Cataclysm: Reflections on the Recent Transformation of World Politics (New York: HarperCollins, 1995). 2009 reprint

Retreat from Doomsday: The Obsolescence of Major War (New York: Basic Books, 1989). 2009 reprint

Policy and Opinion in the Gulf War (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994).

Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films. (New York: Knopf, 1985) (Improved and expanded 2010 reprint.)

War, Presidents and Public Opinion (New York: Wiley, 1973). (A 2009 reprint.)