Barack Obama

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Barack Obama rode a wave of optimism to the White House in 2008, shattering the color barrier to the world's most powerful position. The ride has proven tumultuous since the election, consumed by efforts to win the war in Afghanistan and revive the tepid US economy.

The End of Power: What Will Remain of Obama's Legacy?

The End of Power: What Will Remain of Obama's Legacy?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 18, 2016

Barack Obama is eager to define his legacy before "turning over the keys" to Donald Trump. This week, in his final trip abroad as president, he was in Berlin to visit his close ally Angela Merkel. But what will remain of his tenure in the White House? By Klaus Brinkbäumer and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with US President Barack Obama: 'We Could See More and More Divisions'

SPIEGEL Interview with US President Barack Obama: 'We Could See More and More Divisions'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 18, 2016

In an exclusive interview with German public broadcaster ARD and DER SPIEGEL, outgoing US President Barack Obama discusses the legacy he has built and his worries about the future of democracy, as well as Donald Trump, the man who will succeed him in office. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer and Sonia Seymour Mikich more... Comment ]


Exclusive Interview: Obama Fears Further Division of Industrialized Nations

Exclusive Interview: Obama Fears Further Division of Industrialized Nations

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 17, 2016

Barack Obama is worried about his legacy. In an exclusive interview with DER SPIEGEL and German public broadcaster ARD, the US president discusses economic responsibility, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the plans of his successor Donald Trump. more...

Obamas Berlin-Besuche im Video: "Die Leute fielen reihenweise um"
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Obamas Berlin-Besuche im Video: "Die Leute fielen reihenweise um"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 17, 2016

Deutschland verfällt der "Obamamania" - und der US-Präsident lässt in einer Rede die Hüllen fallen: Die großen Berlin-Momente Barack Obamas im Video, kommentiert von Redakteur Florian Gathmann. mehr...


Populist Revolution: The Unpredictable Presidency of Donald Trump

Populist Revolution: The Unpredictable Presidency of Donald Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2016

Donald Trump's election as the 45th president of the United States was not the product of his strength, but of Hillary Clinton's weakness. His victory has plunged the US into a deep crisis -- and nobody knows how he might govern, perhaps not even Trump himself. By Gordon Repinski and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Visual Story: How Partisanship Hampered Obama's Presidency

Visual Story: How Partisanship Hampered Obama's Presidency

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 20, 2016

Barack Obama had hoped to bring a message of hope during his two terms as president of the United States. In many respects he succeeded, but he was often hampered by the Republican Party. A SPIEGEL Visual Story. By Roman Höfner and Michael Meissner (Illustrations) more... Video | Comment ]


Obama beim Korrespondenten-Dinner: "Das wird wie die Rote Hochzeit"

Obama beim Korrespondenten-Dinner: "Das wird wie die Rote Hochzeit"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 01, 2016

Witze für "Game of Thrones"-Fans, Seitehiebe gegen Hillary Clinton und am Ende Haue für Donald Trump. Barack Obamas Rede beim Korrespondentendinner im Weißen Haus war lustig - und sehr politisch. mehr... Video | Forum ]

Obama beim Korrespondenten-Dinner: Zuletzt lacht er

Obama beim Korrespondenten-Dinner: Zuletzt lacht er

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 01, 2016

Wenn Barack Obamas Amtszeit endet, tritt nicht nur ein außergewöhnlicher Politiker ab, sondern auch ein ausgezeichneter Comedian. Das unterstrich der US-Präsident bei seinem letzten Korrespondenten-Dinner im Weißen Haus noch einmal. mehr... Video | Forum ]


Obama in Hannover: Ein großer Besucher

Obama in Hannover: Ein großer Besucher

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 25, 2016

Für 24 Stunden brachte Barack Obama die Weltpolitik nach Hannover. Was waren die entscheidenden Momente, was bleibt von dem Besuch des US-Präsidenten? Die Bilanz. Aus Hannover berichten Florian Gathmann und Florian Harms mehr... Video | Forum ]

Obama in Hannover: "Europa muss einen Teil der Last tragen"

Obama in Hannover: "Europa muss einen Teil der Last tragen"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 25, 2016

US-Präsident Obama hat in Hannover an die Einheit Europas appelliert. Er forderte jedoch auch mehr militärisches Engagement - und kündigte eine Ausweitung des Syrieneinsatzes an. mehr... Video ]