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Eric B. Brown

Senior Fellow

Eric Brown is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute where he studies Asian and Middle East affairs, international security and development, alternative geopolitical futures, and U.S. diplomacy and strategy. He is also the editor, with Hillel Fradkin and Husain Haqqani, of the review Current Trends in Islamist Ideology. In recent years, his work has focused on the contest over order in West Asia, the geo-strategic ramifications of growing Trans-Asian connectivity, coping with state fragility, and U.S. security strategy.

For 15 years, he has conducted research across Eurasia on strategic, governance, educational and political issues as well as on developing new expeditionary diplomacy and stabilization tools and plans. He has a special interest in the geopolitics of mountainous areas, from the Zagros to the Himalayas. In 2017, he completed a field-work intensive study on U.S. alliances from the Maghreb to India, and on strategies for bolstering allies against state fragility and breakdown and expanding grey zone conflict.

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The Future of China’s Past: Rising China’s Next Act

Eric B. Brown & Charles Horner

The great German historian Leopold von Ranke preached to his peers that they should write about the past “as it actually happened,” and that we sh...

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Eric Brown and Husain Haqqani were featured in The Rumsfeld Foundation

Eric Brown, Mike Doran, and Nadia Schadlow were quoted in USNI News about supply chain weaknesses and the initial outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Eric Brown quoted in Bloomberg on Chinese economic investment in the Pacific

Eric Brown quoted in Washington Post on the future of Turkey

Hudson’s event on Turkey, the Kurds, and the Middle East written up in Rudaw