Obama got off to a quick start. But almost one year after winning the presidency, his deeds are at risk of paling next to his aspirations.
Strategists say that President Barack Obama's decision to scrap a controversial missile shield for Eastern Europe has mollified Russia, and could open the door for cooperation against common nuclear threats.
Obama has a 56 percent favorability rating, while Clinton is at 62 percent in a new survey.
2009 Nobel Peace Prize to Obama reflects European appreciation for his cooperative, engaged approach to world politics.
Obama can't afford to let history repeat itself in the Middle East.