NYT: It almost seems as if President Obama has run into nothing but trouble overseas, facing criticism over electronic eavesdropping, drone strikes and his handling of regional conflicts. Yet the image of the president, and of the United States, have suffered little harm, according to a Pew Global Attitudes survey.

Documents provided by the fugitive National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have identified both the president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, as targets of eavesdropping by the N.S.A. Despite that, a majority in Germany and Brazil continue to hold a positive view of Mr. Obama, yet the percentage of Brazilians and Germans who have confidence that he will do the right thing with foreign policy has declined by 17 percentage points in each country.

Mr. Obama also lost ground in Russia, where he wasn’t particularly well thought of to begin with. Only 15 percent of people there have confidence in the American president’s handling of international affairs, down from 29 percent last year, according to the poll.

Attitudes toward Mr. Obama’s handling of foreign policy are generally positive in the Western European, Asian and African countries surveyed, but opinion is divided in Latin America. Other than Israelis, few in the Middle East have confidence in his leadership.