Politics & Government

November 5, 2008 7:26 PM

Obama faces an unsettled world on taking office

In 74 days, President Barack Obama will assume responsibility for guiding the nation out of two wars and through a daunting array of real and potential global crises. He's likely to benefit from initial goodwill across much of the planet, where there's profound relief that the Bush years are ending. Still, he faces what may be the most unsettled global scene since the 1930s and '40s.

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