Under Obama, the US may send 20,000 more troops and encourage talks with the Taliban in an effort to reclaim the upper hand in Afghanistan.
Negotiating with the Taliban might be the only hope for peace, but women are nervous.
In Afghanistan, US and NATO reassess their strategy amid concerns that their efforts are failing.
Western forces target the Taliban, but for many Afghans the biggest threat comes from criminals and complicitous police.
Barack Obama says resolving the Indian-Pakistani dispute over Kashmir will be a goal of his presidency, ending eight years of silence on the issue.
Afghan president says those who disagree with his offer of safety for the Taliban to attend talks can unseat him or leave the country.
The goal is continuity in international relationships with a clear break from Bush’s approach.