Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Worldwide Reactions to Obama's Elections

The biggest of current events is the election of Barack Obama to be the 44th President of the United States of America.

Why is this such an important election?

In part, the election of Obama represents a repudiation of the policies of the current President, George W. Bush.

Bush's foreign policies were often at odds with international law. His theories of unilateral action conflicted with the growing interdependence of foreign relations.

Hopefully, the election of Obama will bring in an executive willing to work with the international community to build up international law.

The New York Times has a interesting summary of how this election is being viewed around the world.

You can read it here.

My favorite quote:

"The biggest economy in the world has a leader that the world can talk to," said Alejandro Saks, an Argentine television scriptwriter.

Get to work, Obama, the world is watching.