Newsweek International

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Articles from December 19

After the Wave
Byline: Bill Emmott Japan's disaster was seen as an opportunity to fix the country. But a year on, little has changed. Visiting the small fishing port of Onogawa, on Japan's northeast coast, three weeks after the terrible earthquake, tsunami,...
America's Soft Middle
Byline: Matthew Kaminski 'Centrists' cower in a time of partisanship. America's menu of politicians adds to dissatisfaction. Republicans came up with the "Oops slate," to adapt Rick Perry's one immortal contribution to the campaign, when the...
Baghdad without America
Byline: Max Boot At the moment, Iraq is a strange witches' brew that could blow up--or, just possibly, turn into an elixir for the entire region. As of Jan. 1, 2012, they're gone: the U.S. soldiers who walked and drove, fought and bled, cursed,...
Morning in the Middle East
Byline: Christopher Dickey No matter how desperately the remnants of the old regimes may try, the arab awakening cannot be reversed. Here's why. Westerners have long felt the need to lecture Arabs about Arab history. "We know the civilization...
Richer but Repressed
Byline: Jonathan Mirsky China is wealthier than ever, yet corruption, censorship, and deep social problems are pervasive. What's more important--money or freedom? After the fall of the other big communist powers, how has the People's Republic...
The Big Lie
Byline: Michael M. Thomas Wall Street has destroyed the wonder that was America. Imagine a vast field on which a terrible battle has recently been fought, the bare ground cratered by fusillade after fusillade of heavy artillery, trees reduced...
The Great Currency Smackdown
Byline: Arvind Subramanian The dollar is the world's premier reserve currency. But look out for the renminbi. IT is no secret that China eyes the dollar's lofty status with envy and covets it for its own currency, the renminbi. (While called...
The Slime of Indecision
Byline: Rosemary Righter What to do about the Euro? When to do it? And to whom? There is no logical reason why a minnow-size sovereign debt crisis made in Athens should have ballooned into an existential threat not only to Europe's ill-designed...
War without End
Byline: Ron Moreau The Americans and the Kabul government want talks. Too bad the Taliban and their ISI backers have other ideas. Peace in Afghanistan has never seemed more distant. After a full decade of combat, even after the start of America's...
Where Will the Recovery Come From?
Byline: Robert H. Frank Roads, bridges, and... a progressive consumption tax. People who complain that things were better in the old days are sometimes urged to consider that despite the economy's recent setbacks, (inflation-adjusted) per capita...
Why NATO Matters
Byline: Kori Schake The Libyan intervention was a success, but alliance members are not happy. Next time they're needed, will they say no? It's entirely possible that Operation Unified Protector will turn out to have been NATO's defining post-Cold...