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Peter Bechtold

Chairman Emeritus, Near East North Africa Area Studies, Foreign Service Institute

Dr. Peter Bechtold has had a long and distinguished career researching and teaching about the Middle East, North Africa and Central and Southwest Asia. He is chairman emeritus of Near East and North Africa Area Studies at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. Currently he is the Director of the Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University.

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Great Decisions
Fri, 01/28/2011

GD 1103 - Horn of Africa - Peter Bechtold

Since the early 1990s, the U.S. has monitored the Horn of Africa due to security concerns. Internal instability, weak governments in some countries, regional rivalries and a lack of development have resulted in an environment conducive to terrorism. Can the U.S. protect its national interests while mitigating the dangerous conditions in the region? Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 01/22/2010

1002 - The Persian Gulf - Bechtold

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Great Decisions

The Persian Gulf

Peter Bechtold
Great Decisions

Horn of Africa

Peter Bechtold

Since the early 1990s, the U.S. has monitored the Horn of Africa due to security concerns. Internal instability, weak governments in some countries, regional rivalries and a lack of development have resulted in an environment conducive to terrorism. Read More ››



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