Richard V. Allen
Former assistant to President Ronald Reagan for national security affairs and chief foreign policy advisor
Richard V. Allen is an international business consultant. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University. He is a member of the advisory board of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, the board of trustees of The Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations, the advisory board of The Nixon Center, the Defense Policy Board of the Department of Defense, and the National Security Advisory Group.
Mr. Allen served as assistant to the president for national security affairs during the first year of the Reagan administration and was his chief foreign policy advisor. He was deputy assistant to the president of the United States and deputy executive director of the Council on International Economic Policy. In 1968, he was chief foreign policy coordinator for the campaign of Richard Nixon and was senior staff member of the National Security Council.
He served as senior counselor for foreign policy and national security, The Republican National Committee; a founding member of the Committee on the Present Danger; chairman of the International Cooperation Fund and vice chairman of the International Democratic Union. His illustrious career includes such positions as distinguished fellow at the Heritage Foundation and founding chairman of its Asian Studies Center; founding member of the United States National Committee for Pacific Basin Economic Cooperation; member of the advisory council of the National Republican Institute for International Affairs; the board of governors of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation; President George W. Bush’s Task Force on U.S. Government International Broadcasting; the board of trustees of the International Crisis Group, Brussels; and the Congressional Policy Advisory Board.
Democracy and Communism: Theory and Action; East-West Trade: Its Strategic Implications; National Security: Political, Military and Economic Strategies in the Decade Ahead; Peace or Peaceful Coexistence?