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. 157, No. 25, June 20

A Fragile Island Eden
The Galapagos Islands will soon face tourism restrictions--go while you still can. Even from a distance, the Galapagos Islands look harsh and unforgiving. Arranged in an almost straight line, they jut out of the ocean, one after the other, a series...
A Painter Framed
Maqbool Fida Husain celebrated India in all its exuberant complexity. Maqbool Fida Husain, who died on June 8, was India's most prominent painter--but in the last year of his life, he had become a national of Qatar, and he died in London, far from...
A Roadmap for the Planet
How we live today is clearly unsustainable. Why history proves that is completely irrelevant. From the 18th through the mid-19th century, whale oil provided light to much of the Western world. At its peak, whaling employed 70,000 people and was...
Bombed Out
Byline: Babak Dehghanpisheh; With Hakim Almasmari in Sana Yemen's president of more than three decades is badly wounded. Is a billionaire about to take his seat? The smoke had barely cleared from the mosque where Yemen's President Ali Abdullah...
Chronicling the Caliphate
The Ottoman Empire's greatest travel writer captured a peak moment in Islamic civilization. There are important reasons why we should all learn more about life during the Ottoman Empire. It was the last era in which a sultan-caliph, a sort of Islamic...
Exodus
Byline: Barbie Latza Nadeau They are the new 'boat people'-- migrants and refugees forced to flee for Europe from Africa. Many have died making the journey. In the shadow of ornate mausoleums and marble tombs, rows of wooden crosses are planted...
Flawed Titan of the Fed
Byline: R. M. Schneiderman A new documentary on the financial crisis paints Alan Greenspan as an embodiment of what went wrong with America. In the fall of 2008, with the global economy in shambles and panic spreading throughout the financial...
Intelligence Test
Byline: Christopher Dickey With dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen collapsed or collapsing, America's spies have lost many of their most valued allies in the war against the jihadists. Among American spies there's more than a little...
Interview: Alan Dershowitz
Byline: Mike Giglio Harvard's attorney-to-the-stars on whether Dominique Strauss-Kahn will end up walking free. What do you think about the Strauss-Kahn case so far? This case is going to be resolved outside the courtroom. There are three...
Laying Down the Law
Byline: Mike Giglio; Weber's Book, Interrogations, will be published this fall. Convictions in Ukraine are often based on confessions. A photographer captures the moment of truth. It took the photographer Donald Weber more than five years to...
Lea T.'s Runway Revolution
Brazil's hottest new model is tall, dark, and glamorous. She's also a he. Meet high fashion's newest gender-bending muse. In a snakeskin monokini and pink denim hotpants, Lea T. emerges from a faux tropical portico and saunters into the bright lights....
Le Vrai Moleskine
How an iconic notebook was rescued from obscurity and became a global phenomenon. One evening in 1995, an Italian named Maria Sebregondi was reading The Songlines, by travel writer Bruce Chatwin. In the book, Chatwin laments the disappearance of...
The City: Havana
Oscar Hijuelos returns to the Cuban capital and finds a family of strangers. The city of Havana in the late 1940s, with its romantic ambience, its splendid sea-worn architecture, and its wall-to-wall music, was at the heart of my best-known novel,...
The Kremlin's Loyal Opposition
Byline: Owen Matthews Mikhail Prokhorov is the likely leader of a new opposition party in upcoming elections--but Putin isn't scared. If you're a Russian billionaire and want to stay that way, funding an opposition party usually figures high...
When the Saints Go Marching In
Byline: Ramachandra Guha; Guha's most recent book is Makers of Modern India (Harvard). He lives in Bangalore. As corruption runs amok in India, a colorful cast of activists takes on the politicians. Back in the 1950s, the British scholar W. H....