NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR’S “STRATEGIC INTERESTS” COLUMN QUESTIONS U.S. POLICY VIS-À-VIS SOMALIA

July 13, 2006

HARRISONBURG—This week’s column for the World Defense Review by Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, questions the wisdom of United States policy vis-à-vis Somalia, especially the support currently being given to the ineffectual “Transitional Federal Government” based in Baidoa.

Dr. Pham’s “Strategic Interests” column appears every Thursday in the World Defense Review, a twice-weekly publication covering military and defense news and information.

This week’s column, the first in a two-part series entitled “Dangerous Fiction: A Tale of Two Cities,” can be accessed by clicking here.