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. 159, No. 24, June 11

Feting Fashion's Sphinx
Byline: Robin Givhan The anti-celebrity success of Rei Kawakubo. In a culture that presumes a universal addiction to fame and notoriety, Rei Kawakubo--one of the most admired and influential designers within the fashion industry--steadfastly...
French Foreign Minister: Laurent Fabius
Byline: Tracy McNicoll Undiplomatic top diplomat. The just-appointed foreign minister of France, Laurent Fabius, isn't exactly known for diplomacy--especially when it comes to his new boss. "Honestly, can you imagine Francois Hollande as president?...
Life after a Warlord
Byline: Clair MacDougall As Charles Taylor awaits Sentencing, his ex-wife and Liberia are quietly moving on. Sen. Jewel Howard Taylor pulled open her desk drawer and carefully turned the thin pages of her Bible to Psalm 25, of David, who battled...
Meet Igor the Tank Engineer
Byline: Owen Matthews Who needs the urban elites when you have Russia's heartland? After the party comes the hangover: for many Russians, this is a familiar concept. And so it is for Moscow, which has for the last five months been the scene of...
The City: Tel Aviv
Byline: Etgar Keret Etgar Keret on a beguiling bubble in Israel. Most of the people in Tel Aviv weren't born there but escaped to it, and since there are so many things to escape from in this country, it's no wonder it has become so densely populated....
The Mail
'The President of the United States Shifted the Mainstream in One Interview' At first I was offended by your cover line about President Obama (May 21), but then I read the article by Andrew Sullivan. He has written a thoughtful and insightful commentary...
The Taliban's New Strategy
Byline: Sami Yousafzai And Ron Moreau The guerrillas use teams of young techies to attack Afghan cities. Qari Jamal has returned safely from a reconnaissance mission in Kabul. Short, thin, and immaculately dressed, the fresh-faced 25-year-old...
Turn on the Lights-Please
Byline: BjA[cedilla]rn Lomborg A message from BjA[cedilla]rn Lomborg to organizers of the Rio+20 environmental summit: poverty pollutes. The upcoming United Nations green summit in Rio de Janeiro is in trouble--and with good reason. The planners...