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Obama Reaction Abroad

January 20 has Special Meaning...Even in Rome

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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.

Getting High on Obama in Egypt

Amira Al Hussaini | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Amira Al Hussaini

Barack Obama's popularity in Egypt reaches a new high -- with the introduction of a narcotic to the market bearing the President-elect's name.

Undemocratic Arab Regimes Afraid of Obama's Change

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

The victory of the change candidate was especially noticed by Arab reformers who have been paying a price for daring to question the political status quo.

Italians Are in Love -- with Obama

Jim Schumacher and Debbie Bookchin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Schumacher and Debbie Bookchin

Our friends implore us for Obama buttons or any other campaign memorabilia we can find, and it seems as if every Italian stranger we've encountered has been unable to contain themselves with excitement.

A Canadian-Style Apology to America

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vanessa Richmond

I'm still reading Obama-mania news and opinion pieces voraciously, but already, the rosy glasses are losing their hue.

Born In The U.S.A. - Expats Look Back

Stefan Sirucek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stefan Sirucek

If America is indeed on the path to being cool again we might see a wave of this sort of voluntary repatriation.

Through Indian Eyes

Lynda Resnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynda Resnick

Everywhere we went, from Mumbai to Jodhpur to Delhi, people were curious and engaged in our election, and everyone knew the players. They were all rooting for Obama.

Obama's Election May Put an End to Sept. 11-related Animosity and Bring Healing

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ray Hanania

Obama's election as president has changed America and can also make it a far better nation, one that truly embraces the ideals that motivated our founding fathers.

Barack Obama and the World's Highest Hopes

Bill Cusack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bill Cusack

I feel as if America just took a shower. This country has never felt so clean and fresh and reinvigorated.

The French Have a Word for It: "Formidable!"

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joan Z. Shore

France's "black" population is composed of two groups: those from Africa and those from the French Territories in the Caribbean. They do not get along, but they are united in their enthusiasm for Obama.

Obama's Big Bang in France

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beth Arnold

The truth is -- and some Americans don't understand this -- the French also wanted the best for us.

Chinese Obamaphilia? Today, No. Tomorrow, Perhaps.

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Doctoroff

When asked about America's election, most mainland Chinese say they don't much care, as long the new president does nothing to block China's rise or disrupt global stability.

Partying for Obama in Phnom Penh

Elena Lesley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elena Lesley

Chants of "Obama! Obama!" and "Yes we can!" echoed through the popular Phnom Penh restaurant, while a supporter sporting an Obama mask worked the crowd.

Global Reactions to Obama Victory from Moscow to Beijing to Muslim World

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathan Gardels

Here are some comments I gathered on what Obama's victory means for America's image in the world, from thinkers such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Tariq Ramadan, and Garry Kasparov.

Paris Notebook: Slumber Party for Obama

Elizabeth Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Bard

I did not fully understand the power of our inspired cliche; until I moved to a place - even one as civilized as France - where they are not born with it .

Obama's Election, and the Work Ahead

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Love

As many people have written, if the election was global, it would have been a landslide for Obama, and the reaction here in Switzerland is quite positive.

France Celebrates Obama's Big Win

Jessica Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jessica Roy

Last night, American expatriates and our interested French brethren gathered to celebrate, drink champagne and dance with their necks craned painfully so as to have an eye constantly on CNN.

American Elections: A True Opportunity for Change, or Just Plastic Surgery?

Gilbert Doumit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gilbert Doumit

As a foreign observer, I am amazed by the level of political engagement and the turnout of the American citizens to the voting ballots - these things reflect their commitment to a better world.