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. 155, No. 16, April 19

Abdullah Gul: Between East and West
Byline: Ejaz Haider Turkey's President Abdullah Gul is a controversial figure. His nomination as president by the ruling, centrist-Islamist AK Party in 2007 drew strong opposition from secular Turks and was initially blocked by the Constitutional...
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Back to the Land
Byline: Isaac Stone Fish Why China's 'Happy Farmer' took off. China's hottest Internet craze right now is all about -- farming. Since the Web game Happy Farmer was introduced in 2008, maybe 80 million people, or roughly 20 percent of China's...
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Hear Them Roar
Byline: Rana Foroohar Female dissidents are rewriting the rules in countries where they can't even show their faces. For women in Iraq, running for office is an especially risky proposition. The country's Constitution, like those of many nations...
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Holding Half the Seats
Byline: Kim Campbell Political quotas help guarantee that women leaders become visible. In virtually all societies, leadership is gendered masculine. Where women do get a chance to lead, they are often seen as ersatz men--Margaret Thatcher as...
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Our Man in Afghanistan
Byline: Fareed Zakaria Coming to terms with Karzai. President Obama keeps saying that he intends to win the war in Afghanistan. "There will be difficult days ahead, but I am absolutely confident that we will succeed," he promised in this year's...
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Raising a Continent
Byline: Sophie Grove David Adjaye may be the only person on earth who has visited Rwanda for its buildings. The British architect has just returned from Kigali, the capital, where he shot pictures of mosques, churches, parks, and luxury villas....
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The Anti-Greece
Byline: William Underhill Why Dublin isn't burning like Athens. By rights, the markets should hate Ireland. Just look at the record. Not so long ago the country was Europe's economic pacesetter, held up as an example of how a small, open, export-driven...
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The Fiscal Enforcer
Byline: Eric Pape French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde challenges convention. By French standards, Christine Lagarde has taken an unconventional route to the top. She twice failed to gain admission to France's elite finishing school for...
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Warsaw Comes of Age
Byline: Ginanne Brownell I lasted only six months in Warsaw. I moved there from London in the autumn of 2000, and the city was still suffering its communist hangover: gray buildings stood drearily over streets short on bars and restaurants. The...
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What the U.S. Can Learn from Kyrgyzstan
Byline: Owen Matthews The violence that gripped Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital, last week quickly turned into a dictator's worst nightmare when the snowballingriots forced President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to flee for his life. But by week's end most pundits...
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