Eric Brown is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, where he studies Asian and Middle East affairs, international security and development, alternative futures, and long-range strategy. He is also co-editor, with Hillel Fradkin and Husain Haqqani, of the review Current Trends in Islamist Ideology ( www.CurrentTrends.org), and has written for The American Interest, Wall Street Journal, and China Heritage Quarterly, among other periodicals. He has conducted policy research throughout the Middle East and Asia, including on how societies have been seeking to cope with radicalism. His current work focuses on U.S. alliances policy and reforming international assistance to vulnerable societies. He serves as a director of the American University of Iraq Foundation.