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THE BIG QUESTION — August 4, 2009

THE BIG QUESTION is a new multimedia project on the World Policy Blog. Every week, our editorial team will investigate a pressing global question, provide context and analysis, and feature answers from internationally renowned experts. Today, THE BIG QUESTION looks at AFRICOM and Obama's policy towards Africa. (for best viewing, click on the permalink) Formatted and written by our editorial assistants, Samuel Breidbart and Rhonda Shafei The Big Question Experts The Lede Timeline Quote The Players The Players The Players The Players What Could Happen? What Could Happen? Further reading: Straight Talk: Revealing the Real U.S.-Africa Policy, Foreign Policy in Focus Seven Questions: Gen. William “Kip” Ward, Foreign Policy Transcript: Yates Discusses Lessons Learned at U.S. Africa Command, U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs African Security Research Project The Battle for Africa’s Hearts and Minds, World Policy Journal

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