Newsweek International

Newsweek International is a consumer magazine covering general interest issues with editorial content. Newsweek Inc. publishes this periodical weekly. Fareed Zakaria is the Editor.

Articles from Vol. 153, No. 05, February 2

Always a Bridesmaid
Byline: William Underhill The U.S.-led financial crisis was supposed to give the euro a new leg up. But it wasn't meant to be. Ever since its launch back in 1999, admirers have pushed the notion of the euro as a rival to the dollar: in time,...
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An Unclenched Fist
Byline: Scott Johnson; With Jason McLure in Addis Ababa Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to bring something resembling stability to Africa's Horn. As a state, Somalia has racked up more failures than any other on the planet. So said Susan...
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Bomb Shelters into Bars
Byline: Megan Shank Innovative developers in Shanghai are giving old buildings new purpose. This year rings in the Chinese year of the bull--a good marketing hook for an old Shanghai slaughterhouse turned art hub. Constructed in its namesake...
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Car Trouble
Readers were inspired to debate the troubles of the U.S. car industry by our Dec. 22 story "Southern Comfort." A former autoworker wrote that letting the industry fail would be worse than letting banks collapse. Another writer defended Detroit, saying...
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Cheaper Isn't Better
Byline: Ruchir Sharma; Sharma is head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. As the global recession deepens, Asian nations can no longer export their way to prosperity. Over the past few months economic trends across the...
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Good News in Dhaka?
Byline: Jeremy Kahn Democracy returns, raising hope that Bangladesh can halt the outflow of immigrants--and terrorists. Bangladesh is typically seen as one of the world's worst basket cases. Desperately poor, racked by environmental disasters...
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Googling the Future
Byline: Barrett Sheridan Companies have long paid handsomely for reports and expertise on rising trends. Now Google is threatening this lucrative niche. A year from now, will chicken McNuggets be more popular than Big Macs? will every 20-something...
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Hedgehogs Ravaged by Bears
Byline: Barton Biggs; Biggs is a managing partner of Traxis Partners hedge fund in New York. The hedge-fund industry in the future will be much smaller and less leveraged, and have considerably lower fees. The equity markets of the world have...
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Innovation Gridlock
Byline: Michael Heller; Heller, a Columbia Law School professor, is author of "The Gridlock Economy." Today's inventors need to put together many bits of intellectual property. Too bad they are all patented. The first decade of the 21st Century...
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Israel Has Fewer Friends Than Ever, Even in America
Byline: Rod Nordland; With Christopher Dickey in Doha and Sophie Grove in London Israel has never been more isolated. Its best friend, the United States, had vetoed 41 Security Council resolutions condemning Israel in the past three decades, but...
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Myths of the Global Recession
Byline: Barrett Sheridan; With Stefan Theil In Berlin In the last of our Davos series, we look at why much of the forecasted gloom has yet to come to pass. Remember "decoupling"? It was the notion that emerging economies had detached themselves...
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Polio's Last Stand
Byline: Fred Guterl Bill Gates and other donors are bent on eradicating this crippling disease, but the war isn't going well. In the universe of global diseases, polio would seem to be a minor problem. Fewer than 2,000 people in the world were...
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The Danger across the Border
Mexico is no failed state, but on several fronts the government may be losing ground rather than gaining. Over the past several weeks Mexicans have become obsessed with what they believe is an American obsession that Mexico has become or could be...
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Tick Tock
Byline: Nick Foulkes The watchmakers at last week's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva were in a philosophical mood. Georges Kern, chief executive of IWC, quoted Darwin in presenting his company's new line of diving watches--and...
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To Stop Dissent, Call It Smut
Byline: Evgeny Morozov; Morozov is a fellow at the Open Society Institute. Beijing is cracking down on pornography online, but the real target may be legitimate discussion. China kicked off the New Year with another crackdown on the Internet....
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Unnatural Selection
Byline: Lily Huang By killing those animals with the biggest antlers and pelts, hunters may be putting animal populations at risk. Some of the most iconic photographs of Teddy Roosevelt, one of the first conservationists in American politics,...
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