Richard V. Allen

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Richard Vincent Allen served as President Ronald Reagan's chief foreign policy adviser from 1977 to 1980 and served as his first national security adviser from 1981 to 1982.[1]

Allen served as Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) first senior staff analyst and research principal from 1963 to 1966. Allen is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[2]

Allen, a Hoover Institution fellow since 1983, was a senior staff member at Hoover from 1966 to 1968, "at which time he took a leave of absence to serve as Richard Nixon's foreign policy coordinator. He subsequently served twice in the Nixon White House." He is currently a member of the U.S. Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee.[1]

He has been a member of the Council on National Policy since 1988.[3]

He is also on the board of counselors for the Arabic media group Layalina Productions.

Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center

In 1983, together with Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., Allen founded the Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center. Allen has served as its chairman ever since.[3]

On January 23, 1989, The Nation magazine said that the Asian Studies Center "has quartered apologists for South Korean Prime Minister Chun's regime." In August 1995, the Wall Street Journal did not mention Sun Myung Moon but did make reference to the Korea Foundation, one of Heritage's largest donors and an affiliate of the South Korean government. The WSJ article stated that the Heritage Foundation promotes and actually writes pro-Korean legislation. Heritage raised an endowment for the Center of 'more than $13 million over the next decade and a half, almost all of it from South Korean, Taiwanese, and other Asian foundations and corporations.' In the early 1980s, it is alleged that Heritage received $2.2 million covertly from the Korean CIA (according to the November 1988 testimony of former South Korean intelligence director Chang S. Tong). And the same year a staff report from the House Committee on Foreign Affairs stated that Oliver North used Heritage as a cutout for some of his contra fundraising.[4]

Richard V. Allen Company

Allen is President of the Richard V. Allen Company, a Washington-based international consulting firm that has served U.S. European and Asian-based companies seeking to do access markets in South Korea and other Asian nations.[3]

Allen is listed in Who's Who in America. He is a director of a bank founded in 1989 with more than $20 million in capital, most of which was provided by Asian investors. He is a member of the national advisory board of the Capital Research Center. Allen holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Notre Dame.[3][5]


Contact information

Washington, DC, Phone: (202) 737-2824


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Bio: Richard V. Allen, Hoover Institution.
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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Council on National Policy: Richard V. Allen, SeekGod (Canada).
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