He has been in office less then a year and has had no significant international success but Obama wins the Nobel Peace prize:
US President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize today.
He was awarded the prize for giving the world “hope for a better future” with his work for peace and calls to reduce the global stockpile of nuclear weapons.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Mr Obama for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”.
The first African-American to hold his country’s highest office, Mr Obama has called for disarmament and worked to restart the stalled Middle East peace process since taking office in January.
“Very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the committee said in a citation.