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Introduction: Africa's Rising Strategic Significance   [open pdf - 20KB]

"Jessica Piombo observes that Africa has never held a central position in U.S. foreign policy, having little strategic significance and lacking a strong and organized domestic lobby to push the continent's issues onto the U.S. foreign policy agenda. But she notes the post-9/11 landscape has radically changed the prioritization of Africa in the United States concept of its strategic interests and the amount of assistance to the continent has accordingly increased, and as a consequence, the United States has vastly expanded its engagement with the continent on virtually all fronts: military, intergovernmental, economic and humanitarian, since the 9/11 attacks."

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2007-01
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Public Domain
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Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Contemporary Conflict: http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil
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Strategic Insights (January 2007), v.6 no.1
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