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. 155, No. 09, March 1

A More Dangerous World
Why we misunderstand risk. The earthquake in Haiti is an omen for what the new decade has in store. We will see more natural disasters, and of larger scale, in the coming years. The trend is already accelerating: more than half of the planet's 20...
Dancing the Trip Away
Byline: Ginanne Brownell I've never been much of a dancer. I took ballet and tap classes for years as a child but never managed to graduate to pointe shoes or the high-heeled tap shoes the cool, older girls wore. Since then, the dancer in me lay...
Europe's Accounting Alchemy
Byline: Stefan Theil First there was Enron; then, subprime. Now it turns out that some governments have been just as adept at using financial alchemy to hide debt. Take Greece, a country with a $350 billion national debt that is now under investigation...
Europe's Big Choice
Byline: Stefan Theil With xenophobia on the rise, Europe must decide: open its doors and prosper, or shut them and pay the price. In the last few months, a dark tribalism has swept Europe. In January, after Italy's worst race riots since World...
Hands off My Facebook
Byline: Nick Summers It's become the internet's most predictable phenomenon: whenever Facebook redesigns its site, users revolt by the millions. Each major upgrade, from the 2006 introduction of its news feed to its 2009 redesign, has been a seismic...
How Africa Is Becoming the New Asia
Byline: Jerry Guo China and India get all the headlines for their economic prowess, but there's another global growth story that is easily overlooked: Africa. In 2007 and 2008, southern Africa, the Great Lakes region of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda,...
Not as Good as They Look
Byline: Ruchir Sharma Inflation will hurt emerging markets. For most economic analysts, the past is the present. It is a popular sport to find historical parallels with the current period, and the strong consensus now is that 2010 has 2004 written...
Olusegun Obasanjo: Nigeria's Big Man
Byline: Jerry Guo Olusegun Obasanjo is a rare leader in Africa, a general who ruled Nigeria in the 1970s and returned as its civilian president from 1999 to 2007. The 72-year-old is also U.N. special envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo....
The Downfall of Human Rights
Byline: Joshua Kurlantzick Touring Asia in November, Barack Obama hit all the usual presidential themes, including free trade, investment, and strategic alliances, except for one: human rights. During a scripted press conference in Beijing, Obama...
Tomb Raider
Byline: Tracy McNicoll When Albert Camus died in a 1960 car accident in Villeblevin, France, at the age of 46, he was buried in the scenic Provencal village of Lourmarin, where the celebrated novelist had bought a house with the money from his 1957...