NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR SPEAKS TO BBC ON U.S. INTERESTS AND WAR BETWEEN ETHIOPIA AND THE SOMALI ISLAMISTS

December 26, 2006

HARRISONBURG—Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, was interviewed today on the news program The World, which is co-produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Public Radio International (PRI).

Dr. Pham spoke with the program’s anchor, Ken Bader, on the interests of the United States and the war between Ethiopia and the Islamists who have seized much of Somalia. Dr. Pham warned that Ethiopian forces must finish what they have begun or the conflict could potentially expand into a regional conflagration.

To listen to an audio stream from the segment, click here.