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. 160, No. 02, July 9

A Game of Thrones
Byline: Christopher Dickey Succession plans in Saudi Arabia give stability, for now. The redoubtable Karen Elliott House, who is soon to publish a new book on Saudi Arabia, recently wrote a column for The Wall Street Journal about the death of...
Astronaut Liu Yang
Byline: Melinda Liu China sends a woman to the final frontier. Chinese Air Force Maj. Liu Yang, 33, made history June 16, when she became her country's first female astronaut to blast off into outer space--following in the footsteps of the first...
Born to Run
Byline: Aram Roston Mexico's Tarahumara are the world's greatest ultrarunners--and the next victims of the drug war. Camilo Villegas-Cruz is wistful when he talks about happier times, running in the shadowy depths of Sinforosa Canyon, in Mexico's...
'I'm A Professional Refugee'
Byline: Peter Pomerantsev Lawrence Durrell envisioned our postmodern world. Not Joyce, not Kafka, not Proust, not Pasternak, not Garcia Marquez, not Bellow. The most important 20th-century novelist for a 21st-century reader could well be Lawrence...
In Search of Paris Terroir
Byline: Bruce Palling Yannick Alleno is reviving the capital's locavore roots. Yannick Alleno, the most glamorous three-Michelin-star chef in Paris, has a mission--a dirty one. Ever since he read a food writer's accusation that it was impossible...
Mightier Than the Sword
Byline: Maya Jaggi Egypt's most famous cartoonist reflects on the revolution. For proof of the power of comics, look no further than Metro: A Story of Cairo--Egypt's first graphic novel "for adults only." When the tale of a computer whiz-kid...
Return of the Gladiator
Byline: Mac Margolis How mixed martial arts took the fighting world by storm. Eduardo Paes is no wimp. To become mayor of Rio de Janeiro, he had to smack down a field of aggressive contenders, including a former guerrilla and a holy-rolling televangelist....
The City: Durban
Byline: Lynn Freed Lynn Freed on a South African city of jacaranda trees and electric fences. My Durban, the Durban I left in the late '60s, and to which, over the next four decades or so, I returned regularly--at least until my parents died...
The Mail
'Europe's Lehman Brothers Moment' Niall Ferguson vividly explains Europe's current economic dilemma (June 18) by setting up an analogous, hypothetical situation in America. Ferguson's unique insight about a possible Hamiltonian solution to the euro...
This Just in from HQ
Byline: Marcus Wilford A former ABC News chief on his changing industry. David Westin had no formal training as a journalist, but by the end of nearly 14 years at the top of one of America's most powerful news organizations, he had managed to...
Tired of the Taliban
Byline: Ron Moreau Villagers in Afghanistan's Ghazni province rise up against the militants. No one was more surprised than the men of Ghander village themselves by their sudden uprising against the Taliban. It began unexpectedly after evening...