The Obama presidency

Special Report

The Obama presidency

Barack Obama takes over from President George Bush on January 20 and faces grave challenges as 44th president.


Obama plots counter-attack

Barack Obama will next week launch a fightback against escalating troubles, heralding a battle which could write the fate of his administration.

On the cusp of change

Chris McGreal speaks to Americans about Barack Obama's first 100 days as president .

Parallels with Nam

The reason for invading Afghanistan seemed like a good idea at the time. Simon Jenkins reports.