Michael A. Allen

Michael A. Allen

I research topics including power, war and asymmetry in relations between states and other actors. Much of my work has focused on U.S. military deployments and basing overseas. Currently, I am part of a research team working on a Minerva Initiative and Army Research Office grant that examines the positive and negative effects of U.S. troop deployments and how those effects are perceived by people within countries hosting U.S. troops.


Biden sending more troops to Eastern Europe: 3 key issues behind the decision

By: , and - February 4, 2022

President Joe Biden announced on Feb. 2, 2022, that the U.S. is sending several thousand military personnel to assist NATO allies in Europe, as a massive Russian troop buildup threatens to violate Ukraine‚Äôs sovereignty. An estimated 2,000 U.S. troops are heading from the U.S. to Poland and Romania, which both border Ukraine. The remainder of […]