President Obama signals “major shift” in world politics
(19 January 2009)
President Barack Obama will “significantly alter” America’s engagement with the world, a Durham University expert says.
Obama will be inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States tomorrow (Tuesday, January 20). Professor John Dumbrell, Acting Head of the School of Government and International Affairs and an expert in American politics, said: “The presidential inauguration of Barack Obama signals a major shift in world politics. “The management of the global economic crisis and the nature of America’s engagement with the world will alter significantly, with important implications both for America’s enemies and allies. “Obama has promised to stimulate the US economy, to work with allies, and to talk with enemies.”