- Ordered the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay and a review of our detention and interrogation policy, and prohibited the use of torture.
- Appointed Special Envoys for Climate Change, Southwest Asia, the Middle East, Sudan, and a Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- Announced a plan to responsibly end the War in Iraq.
- Announced a new strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan.
- Announced a strategy to address the international nuclear threat.
- Agreed to negotiation of a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia.
- Established a new "U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue".
- Announced new policy steps towards Cuba.
- Announced a comprehensive international strategy for cyberspace issues.
Refocusing on the Threat from al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Responsibly Ending the War in Iraq
Keeping Nuclear Weapons Out of the Hands of Terrorists
Promoting Peace and Security in Israel and the Middle East
Re-energizing America’s Alliances
- On his first trip overseas, the President visited Europe to begin this process, with the G-20 Summit, the 60th Anniversary NATO Summit, and the U.S-E.U. Summit.
- The President made clear in his speech to the Turkish Parliament that America's relationship with the Muslim world will be based on more than our shared opposition to terrorism. We seek broader engagement based on mutual interest and mutual respect.
- The United States seeks to strengthen our historic alliances in Asia while developing deeper bonds with all nations of the region, so that we might work together to confront the challenges of the 21st Century, including proliferation, climate change, pandemics and economic instability.