August 1, 2011
Latest issue of French weekly Courrier International appears as triple summer issue (1082, 1083 and 1084). The front cover story investigates Barack Obama's past 2,5 years' presidency. The article mentions that although Mr. Obama triumphed in several fields (eg. elimination of Ben Laden, acceptance of the health care reform, etc.) he also faces huge difficulties: the unemployment rate is off the charts, the deficit level is aggravating and growth is very slow. The major question for 2012 is whether Mr. Obama can persuade the voters that the situation will soon be improved.