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Election Reaction Around the World

January 20 has Special Meaning...Even in Rome

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tamar Abrams

In Istanbul last year, my daughter and I decided to pass as Canadians because it seemed easier. It was sad to "represent" a war I didn't support and a president I never voted for.

Obama's Hope Spreads to the Middle East

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

A curious thing has happened as Americans were choosing their first black president. Democracy suddenly ceased to be a bad word for many genuine democrats in the Middle East.

A Whole New Reality

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pamela Gerloff

The "everything is possible" mantra is no longer viewable as just a naïve belief, open to scoffing by cynics and pessimists. It's no longer just an idea, a possibility. It happened.