Areas of Expertise
Professor Brown's key areas of expertise are Russian foreign policy, especially Russian-Japanese relations, and energy politics.
Professor Brown's current research focuses on Russian-Japanese relations, with particular regard to the territorial dispute over the Northern Territories/Southern Kurils. He also continues to work on the relationship between energy and foreign policy. Further to these topics, he has previously published research on the Soviet-Afghan War, media reporting of the Syrian conflict, and Edward Said's Orientalism. He was the winner of the Political Science Association's award for the best article published in Politics in 2010.