Obama win sparks global conversation on Iraq and Afghanistan
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Troop withdrawal, Taliban havens, and Iraq's security may define Obama's presidency, analysts say.
News that Barack Obama is the president-elect of the United States has already sparked a global conversation about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and how American foreign policy will shift in the coming months.
A review of Mr. Obama's foreign-policy initiatives in The Guardian prioritized the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In Iraq, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari stated that he did not expect an immediate shift in US policy despite Obama's unique perspective on the war there, reports the Associated Press (AP).
Meanwhile, US troops stationed in Iraq watching election results come in on Wednesday morning hoped that Obama would bring soldiers home quickly yet responsibly, reports Reuters.
Iraqi citizens were divided about the long-term implications of Obama's victory, reports The Guardian.
According to the London-based Telegraph, Obama's stance on the Iraq war will be one of the defining issues of his term in office.