Barack Obama, the US president will be holding a key meeting Wednesday April 1 with Dimitry Medvedev, his Russian counterpart.
Both sides have indicated they are ready to start rebuilding US-Russian relations.
But suspicion remains, and Russia has made no secret of its plans to beef up its own military power, in the wake of Nato’s expansion towards the east.
Neave Barker reports from Moscow.
The White House has reassured China that its hundreds of billions of dollars in US bond investments are safe, despite the global economic crisis.
Wen Jiabao, the Chinese prime minister, has called on Washington to ease worries about the security of those assets.
Al Jazeera’s Sebastian Walker reports.
President Obama is actively seeking bipartisan support for his $825 billion economic stimulus package. But many GOP members think that the plan will only rack up more debt. Chip Reid reports
As president, Obama has promised to shift the focus of the so-called war on terror from Iraq to Afghanistan.
He’s pledged to improve security and increase pressure on the Taliban.
But many Afghans are hoping the new US leader will also help fight poverty.
Teresa Bo reports from Kabul.