How world views Obama Nobel Peace Prize | csmonitor.com

(Photograph)Berlin – Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama only nine months into his term brought surprise and delight in many parts of the world – for those who see it as a broad marker of hope and future global harmony at a time when wars and rumors of wars are deeply troubling.But the Norwegian Nobel committee announcement Friday brought ample doses of befuddlement and skepticism among officials used to years of hard work to end conflict. Absent a significant peace deal, they worry, awarding the prize to a new president is premature, or could backfire by creating unreasonable expectations of the White House.The Nobel committee said the award was for Obama’s efforts to bring “a new climate in international politics,” for which the American leader is “the world’s leading spokesman.”

How world views Obama Nobel Peace Prize | csmonitor.com

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