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. 150, No. 15, October 8

All about My Drama
Byline: Ginanne Brownell; With Sophie Grove An Almodovar film is adapted for the stage. Far more plays have been turned into successful films than vice versa. Recently Alan Bennett's drama "The History Boys" was made into a critically acclaimed...
An Emergency in Art
Byline: Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop An exhibit in Singapore reveals the different ways paintings can be used to promote a political cause. The Malayan emergency, a term used by the British colonial government to describe its guerrilla war with the...
Big Egos Rising
Byline: Joseph Contreras Emerging-market CEOs used to play it quiet. Now some are embracing capitalist celebrity, flaunting their winnings in the public eye. Most CEOS favor pinstripes and French cuffs. Not Yevgeny Chichvarkin. Last year, when...
China Learns
The Power Play In China, history tends to get politicized. Visitors to a Tang-dynasty museum outside Xian, for example, are treated to a carefully controlled message. The Tang era (A.D. 618 to 907) is described as China's golden age, a heyday of...
David Miliband: A Good Genie Is Afoot
It was a busy week for David Miliband, Great Britain's youthful new foreign secretary . On Tuesday, the 42-year-old addressed the Labour Party conference, acknowledging the successes and "scars" from 10 years of Labour government and saying that Britain...
Iphone Epidemic?
Byline: Emily Flynn Vencat; With Sophie Grove In London SECURITY The phenomenal visibility of Apple's iPhone may spell the end of the cell-phone industry's age of innocence. Mobiles have been largely immune to the viruses and other "malware"...
It's Not the Asian Century
Byline: Ruchir Sharma; Sharma is head of co-head of global emerging markets for Morgan Stanley Investment Management. In economic and financial circles, the mere mention of Asia these days typically conjures up images of booming growth, surging...
Periscope: Rule of Law
Byline: John Sparks David Ansen Tara Weingarten Kurt Soller John Sparks No Longer Quite So Supreme The legal empire of the United States is in retreat, too. Last month's EU court ruling against Microsoft is just the latest exhibit. Antitrust...
Restrain the Riffraff
Byline: Melinda Liu; With Jonathan Ansfield in Beijing Beijing's rising-star mayor clamps down on public displays of excess ahead of the 2008 Olympics. Nobody can pinpoint just when conspicuous consumption took over Beijing; in the course of...
The End of Impunity
Byline: Joseph Contreras; With Jimmy Langman in Santiago and Lucy Conger in Lima The case of Alberto Fujimori suggests that other rogue heads of state will face consequences for their actions. After nearly two years under house arrest in Santiago,...
The Monks' Uprising
Burma's holy men turn on an unpopular regime that has long depended on them. It started, as revolutions often do, over issues of bread and butter. In mid-August, enraged by a doubling of the state-set fuel price, thousands of Burmese took to the...
The Sexiest Companies You've Never Heard Of
Byline: Mac Margolis and Rana Foroohar; With Joseph Contreras in Monterrey and Quindlen Krovatin in Beijing Street-tough multinationals from poor nations are growing far faster than Western rivals, signaling a major shift in wealth and power. ...
Trouble on the Black Sea
Byline: Anna Nemtsova and Owen Matthews The site of the 2014 Olympics offers the hallmarks of the new Russia: big money and international intrigue. From the dance floor of the Plotform nightclub, late on a sultry Saturday night, downtown Sochi...
Warsaw on the Thames
Byline: William Underhill; With Jessica Au in London Poles are heading to Great Britain and Ireland in unprecedented numbers. Politicians are close behind. It's campaign season in Poland, with a closely fought national election this month. So...
When Love Is Gone
Byline: Mac Margolis Hector Babenco's new film has him thinking about strong women, weak men and his Argentine past. Over the past three decades, film director Hector Babenco has been all over the map. Born in Argentina, he makes his home in...