The candidacy of Barack Obama created high hopes and major expectations overseas. His electoral victory in 2008 promised the return of a benevolent US. He being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was the ultimate expression of the world’s anticipation. Such high expectations had to be disappointed, and they were. However, it is remarkable that Obama frustrated many but maintained his overall popularity worldwide until the end of his two four-year terms. The disillusionment, disappointment, and frustration over Obama’s foreign policy and global leadership remained largely sympathetic. It was, in a way, a “benevolent disappointment” which characterizes the world views of the Obama era.
|Title of host publication||The World Views of the Obama Era|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Hope to Disillusionment|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Jan 1|
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