Today, amidst this horrific moment of racially motivated violence occurring all across America, John R. Allen sent the following message to the Brookings community. This issue is so much bigger than just our institution however, and we all must do our part in condemning these terrible acts for what they are—systemic racism.
Ambassador Dan Shapiro and General John R. Allen note that stopping Israel’s annexation proposal is a U.S. national security interest. They write: “When it comes to Israel’s security, annexation will do nothing to enhance Israel’s ability to respond to external threats. Meanwhile, Israel’s security vis-a-vis the Palestinians will only get worse.”
John R. Allen joins Christiane Amanpour’s show to discuss his recent op-ed reacting to the use of US military against protestors.
John R. Allen joins Anderson Cooper’s show to discuss recent events and states “instead of debating whether to commit federal troops against America citizens, let’s debate how we can pursue real reform.”
In this op-ed, Brookings President John R. Allen responds to Trump’s threats to deploy the military against American citizens. He argues that we may be witnessing the beginning of the end of American democracy, but there is still a way to stop the descent.
We need to prepare for a much larger, and more fraught, potential role for the American armed forces in the COVID-19 crisis.
With Ghani as the reelected president, and Abdullah as the lead negotiator—as well as lead decision-maker—on any deal with the Taliban, Afghanistan would be resolving a serious impasse that if allowed to fester could sink the entire mission for which Afghans, Americans, and many others have sacrificed so much for so long.
Amidst the COVID-19 crisis and racist rhetoric that has emerged, John R. Allen addresses the critical need to lead Americans forward in unity in order to save our economy and contain the spread of the virus.
Having led all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan from 2011-13, Brookings President John R. Allen writes that he has his own perspective on this agreement, which is grounded in practical, lived experience.
Brookings President and Retired Four Star Marine Corps General John R. Allen joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the expected deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban that could pave the way for the U.S. withdrawal from the country without any guaranteed protections for Afghan women as a condition for U.S. withdrawal.
The first part of a deal that could eventually bring peace to Afghanistan, and troops home to America, may be close. A second phase of a peace accord will be essential, and experts outline what good and bad elements of such a deal would look like.
As commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, I fought America’s enemies abroad. Now we must fight violent, hateful ideologies at home.
The decision by the New York Times to feature a piece by Sirajuddin Haqqani, deputy leader of the Taliban and avowed enemy of the United States, is nothing short of reprehensible. This individual is a cold-blooded killer and terrorist, with the deaths of thousands of Afghans and the blood of hundreds of American and Coalition.