NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR INTERVIEWED IN NEW STATESMAN FEATURE ON “SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA’S OIL”

 June 15, 2007

HARRISONBURG— Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, is quoted several times in the world affairs lead feature of the forthcoming (June 18, 2007) issue of New Statesman.

“The Scramble for Africa’s Oil” by Christopher Thompson, describes the increasing dependency of the United States on African oil and ascribes to this the development of new American strategy toward the continent (the article can be accessed by clicking here).

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