Richard V. Allen
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.
He is also on the board of counselors for the Arabic media group Layalina Productions.
Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center
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.
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.
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.
- White House National Security Advisor 1981-82
- American Center for Democracy
- Capital Research Center Advisory Board
- Catholic Campaign for America Board Member
- Center for Strategic and International Studies Advisory Board
- Citizens for the Republic member
- Committee for a Free World
- Committee on the Present Danger
- Council for National Policy 1988-
- Council on Foreign Relations
- Heritage Foundation Distinguished Fellow
- Hoover Institution Senior Fellow
- International Crisis Group Advisory Council
- Knights of Malta
- National Security Council
- Nixon Center
- President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
- Project for the New American Century
- Republican National Committee Advisory Council on National Security and International Affairs
- Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Board of Governors, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
- U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea - Board of directors
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