Interactive Timeline

The Politics of the Prize

The decision to award the Nobel Peace prize to President Obama was a surprise, but there has been debate
over nearly every winner throughout the Nobel Committee's history. Some notable examples:

Note: Please upgrade your Flash plug-in to view our enhanced content.

GRAPHIC: Kat Downs and Karen Yourish - The Washington Post, October 9, 2009
Comments
Discussion Policy
Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.
Related Content
Global Outreach, Nuclear Non Proliferation Goals Cited
In honoring Obama the Norwegian Nobel Committee echoed a global embrace of the U.S. president that has seen his popularity overseas often exceed his support at home.
Advertisement

© The Washington Post Company