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.
General Allen underscores the importance of American leadership in the face of an international health catastrophe and shares his firsthand experience in helping to organize past relief efforts with the DoD — to include the tsunami relief effort across Southeast Asia in 2004, and the subsequent bird flu in 2005. He demonstrates that as American leaders have successfully done in years past, President Trump and President Xi must join together and act quickly in order to save lives.
Brookings President John Allen on why autocrats are rising and what to do about it.
The US military has made progress in ending racial discrimination. The rest of our country must as well.
Brookings President John R. Allen describes how his time in the military allowed him to see firsthand how the barriers of racial discrimination can be brought down within institutions, and how he hopes to see the same change across the United States.
In a chapter from the 2020 World Economic Forum special report, “Shaping a Multiconceptual World”, John R. Allen argues that a “combination of economic and technological shifts” is reshaping the post-World War II international order in which U.S. leadership played a dominant role.
In testimony before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence & Counterterrorism, Brookings President Gen. John R. Allen, USMC, Ret., testified on confronting the rise in anti-Semitic domestic terrorism.
Retired Marine Corps General and President of the Brookings Institution John Allen discusses with Hallie Jackson the fallout from the strike that killed Iranian general Soleimani. Allen says that Trump’s follow-up threat to bomb Iranian cultural sites would be an “illegal order” and a “war crime” if acted on.
Brookings President John Allen tells Hallie Jackson that ISIS will likely regrow in the region, leaving Americans and their allies at risk.
Folllowing former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch’s testimony before a joint House subcommittee, John R. Allen pays tribute to the valuable contributions of our Foreign Service Officers and State Department employees.
As the Turkish assault escalates, reports issue warnings about the risk facing the world if ISIS regains strength after U.S. forces withdraw from northern Syria. Brookings President John R. Allen, who was the Former Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, joins Andrea to discuss.
Brookings President John R. Allen discusses with BBC Newsnight the consequences of Turkey’s offensive into Syria and its consequences for Syrian Kurds.
Brookings President John R. Allen says the US troops in Northern Syria were beginning to stabilize the region and now after their removal “all bets are off.”
On September 10, the Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted an event commemorating the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.
American leadership in humanitarian aid and development is important not just for global stability and prosperity—it serves American interests and promotes our values, as well.