Eric Brown is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. Brown joined Hudson in 2004 as a research associate. Since then, he has directed or contributed to a wide-range of research and analysis projects on Asian and Middle Eastern affairs, international security and development, and alternative geopolitical futures.
Brown is the editor, with Dr. Hillel Fradkin and Ambassador Husain Haqqani, of the international review Current Trends in Islamist Ideology. He has additionally written for The American Interest, The China Heritage Quarterly, The Wall Street Journal-Asia, and for publications of the Jane’s Information Group, among other places. From 2003-2004, he was an associate editor of The New Atlantis.
Brown has conducted research on policy questions throughout East and South Asia, the Middle East and northern Africa, and in Europe.
From 2006-2009, he traveled across the Muslim world, from Morocco to Indonesia, to understand how different societies have been seeking to cope with radicalization. This comparative research contributed to the conceptualization and implementation of new partnership programs that now support indigenous efforts to enhance public security.
Most recently, in 2013, Brown completed two lengthy alternative futures studies. The first explored the future of Kurdish Society in the context of the social and demographic transformations and strategic-sectarian rivalries now shaping the Middle East. The second study, written with Charles Horner, examined the People’s Republic of China’s growing involvements in Central Asia and Southwest Asia and what these may come to mean for future security and political landscapes from the Persian Gulf to the South China Sea.
In addition to his ongoing study of future security environments, the core focus of Brown’s current work has been on re-tooling international assistance to vulnerable countries.
Brown graduated with highest honors from Marlboro College and also studied Eastern Classics at St. John's College as well as in Asia.