Chris Brown

Foreign Correspondent

Chris Brown is a foreign correspondent based in the CBC’s London bureau. Previously in Moscow, Chris has a passion for great stories and has travelled all over Canada and the world to find them.

Latest from Chris Brown


Might Vladimir Putin use a nuclear weapon? The calculations are changing

Since the early days of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin and other Kremlin politicians have been warning the West to stay out of the conflict or else risk Russia's nuclear wrath. But the calculations over Russia's red lines may be changing.

Barbies, beer fridges and collectibles have Britons opening their wallets for the Queen's Jubilee

People in the U.K. are expected to spend the equivalent of more than $1.6 billion Cdn to mark Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, from taking extra holidays to buying up souvenirs.

Somehow, cherished Blackfoot items ended up in Devon, England. Now they're headed home

More than a century and a half after the legendary Blackfoot Chief Crowfoot wore his buckskin skirt and leggings, his descedents are finally bringing them home to the Alberta foothills.

Canadian crews on the ground, in the air reach milestone transporting aid to war-torn Ukraine

Canada’s newest and busiest military operation marked a milestone this week, as CFB Trenton’s 8 Wing tactical airlift squadron marked 80 Hercules flights bringing Canadian aid to Ukraine. CBC News got special access to the operation.

Just beyond Ukraine's battlefields, NATO's elite forces prepare for what could come next

With Ukraine consumed by war, NATO's special operations forces know their skills could be called on if the conflict spreads, and of late, they've been very publicly showing off what they can do. CBC News spent several days this week in eastern Europe, covering their exercises.

With Russians gone from Kyiv region, crews move in to clear deadly booby traps left behind

Russian troops may have been defeated near Ukraine's capital, but they left behind booby traps, explosives and ammunition that have proven deadly for those cleaning up the ordnance or accidentally coming across it.

Whatever sank Russia's flagship in the Black Sea, Ukraine is celebrating the victory

The Moskva was the pride of Russia's Black Sea fleet and a key strategic asset for President Vladimir Putin as he pursues his war against Ukraine. Now, it's at the bottom of the sea and Ukraine is taking the credit for putting it there.

Many residents around war-ravaged Kyiv are going back home, but risk of new attacks has authorities worried

Russian troops were defeated in their attempt to seize Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, and many residents are anxious to go home. A few already have, but Ukrainian authorities are fearful the potential for a new Russian offensive is holding most people back.

A Kremlin paper justifies erasing the Ukrainian identity, as Russia is accused of war crimes

Even by the standards of Russian state media, the language in an editorial from RIA Novosti was extreme. It says the Ukrainian identity, leadership and culture must be erased.

Can Putin be trusted to honour a ceasefire? Unless Russian troops withdraw, Ukrainians are skeptical

Both Russia and Ukraine emerged from the latest round of so-called peace negotiations in Turkey on Tuesday suggesting progress had been made. But Ukrainians are deeply suspicious of any talk of a ceasefire as long as Russian troops remain on their soil.