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. 158, No. 20, November 14

A Civil War Revived
Byline: Owen Matthews Turkey's prime minister promised peace with the country's Kurdish separatists. A year later, violence between the two sides is worse than ever. The cycle of attack and retaliation has become depressingly familiar: Kurdish...
All Roads Lead to (Ancient) Rome
Byline: Gilles Bransbourg The old empire could teach us a thing or two about the euro and its flaws. Europe enjoyed a common currency regime 2,000 years ago. Back then, as today, there was no single common language, rather limited workforce mobility,...
Arabia and the Single Girl
Byline: Elisabeth Eaves When a young Canadian heads to Yemen, she finds effusive hospitality, an eager guide--and a marriage proposal. We travel because other places are different from where we came from. Being from one of the most liberal countries...
Best Travel Movies
Byline: Justin Marozzi From Rick's Cafe to Rome, these screen fantasies take us to the farthest horizons. Wartime 1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) What is it about Brits and the desert? Past masters at meddling in the Middle East, they brought...
Bread, Water, Land, God, and Votes
Byline: Asne Seierstad Will Egypt's Islamists win the upcoming elections? A trip up the Nile to find out. "Back soon," says the sign outside the hardware store. "In mosque." The flimsy shutters have been pulled down and secured with a small padlock....
Catherine, the Great Human Being
Byline: Owen Matthews A new book depicts the Russian monarch as she really was: enlightened, insightful, and passionate. The Russian empress Catherine the Great once described her lover Grigory Potemkin as "one of the great originals of the age."...
'Heir to the Heir' Gets an Upgrade
Byline: Joseph Kechichian New Crown Prince Nayef is more conservative than the ailing king--but will he make it to the monarchy? Last month, after Saudi Arabia's octogenarian Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz succumbed to colon cancer, the country's...
In Solidarity with Bangkok
Byline: Lawrence Osborne With his beloved city inundated, our correspondent returns to his old haunts. Awash in the worst floods in five decades, Bangkok seemed a very different city from the one I had lived in. I never vary my hotels when I...
Moscow Mon Amour
Byline: Peter Pomerantsev Meet a mega-rich Pygmalion, his coarse 'creation,' and a romantic who battles the wrecking ball. The demolition ball keeps the time of the city, a metronome that swings on every corner. Building after building is being...
Paradise on a Plate
Byline: Bruce Palling Welcome to foodie Eden: from three-star restaurants to humble markets, Tuscany is a gourmand's paradise. Tuscany is arguably the birthplace of foodies. Dante's ill-fated brigata spendereccia ("spendthrift brigade"), who...
Paris in Winter
Byline: Akhil Sharma Springtime is sweet, but the barren months are the best time to visit the City of Light. I was standing in the lobby of the Hotel Plaza Athenee. It was winter, a gray morning. I was in Paris as part of a series of celebrations...
The City: Santiago De Compostela
Paulo Coelho undertakes a pilgrimage to a sacred, starlit Spanish site. Yes, today we have many wondrous means of transportation. Airplane tickets are cheaper than ever, while driving Europe's new highways can be a delight. But of all the cities...
The Met Says 'Open Sesame'
Byline: Melik Kaylan In New York, the glories of Islamic art are laid before the world. A gorgeous salad-bowl-size ceramic dazzles the eye upon entry. The bowl suggests a highly refined and thoughtful curatorial choice as the first display in...
Worst Travel Scams
Byline: Christopher Elliott The costliest rip-offs can come from legitimate businesses. Here's what to watch for. Ever had the sense that the gold ring you bought from a street vendor may be a few karats short of the real thing, or that the cabdriver...