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. 153, No. 08, February 23

An Island, Lost at Sea
Byline: Stryker Mcguire Britain is obsessed with its 'special relationship' with the United States. It's time to let go. Since the end of the Cold War, London has raised the same question every time a new head of state moved into the White House:...
Dressed to Recess
Byline: Sameer Reddy Before Yves Saint Laurent revolutionized the world with his first pret-a-porter collection in 1966, fashion was a luxury that fell under the purview of the select few who could afford to spend thousands of dollars on a bespoke...
Environment Gridlock
On climate issues America is less a nation than 50 different states, moving at wildly different speeds. One effect of the new Obama administration's global charm is that America could be let out of the environmental doghouse. The Obama plan to restart...
Fleeing from South Africa
Byline: Scott Johnson Fourteen years after apartheid, why are the best and the brightest leaving Africa's most successful state? No one should be surprised to read that Zimbabwe has suffered massive emigration in recent years, especially among...
Hey, What Would Mr. Obama Say?
Byline: Stefan Theil America is back. That's the message the Obama administration is sending to foreign capitals. The new team has moved quickly to repair America's image abroad, promising to suspend torture, close Guantanamo and join the fight...
How America Can Turn China Green
Byline: Fred Guterl; With Craig Simons in Beijing The U.S. ignored Beijing's request that it pay 1 percent of GDP to help China go green. It shouldn't. Gao Guangsheng has an odd sense of timing. In late October, as the global financial system...
How to Tame Hamas
Byline: Mustafa Barghouthi This time is different because Labor has just 13 seats! Where is the left in Israel? Where is the moderate peace camp? You'd think that Mustafa Barghouthi, the Palestinian cardiologist-cum-reformist legislator, would...
Ignoring the Biggest Mistake
Byline: Holger Schmieding; Schmieding is European economist at Bank of America Securities Merrill Lynch. The main threat to commerce is not old-fashioned tariffs or subsidies. It's that stricken banks are bringing money home. Eighty years ago,...
No Rest for the Weary
Byline: Tracy McNicoll Nicolas Sarkozy wants to make working on the Sabbath legal. God help him. If Nicolas Sarkozy were God (and many of his critics suggest he'd like to be), you can be sure he wouldn't rest on the seventh day of Creation. France's...
One Last Splurge before I Save
Byline: Sameer Reddy; Reddy is the editor of The-Comment.com, and a fine artist based in Berlin. If I could just have that Ettore Sottsass glass-top table, then my future would still be bright. It's been tough to ignore the alarming cries--first...
Sarkozy's Next Big Battle
Byline: Leo Michel; Michel is a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. French refusal to integrate fully into NATO has limited its influence on the alliance's direction. In March 1966, Charles...
Take Away Their Mercedes
Past sanctions on North Korea, like those banning luxury goods, haven't worked because states cheated. Last September, satellite photos of North Korea revealed construction of a large new missile-launch facility near the Chinese border. Now speculation...
The Digital Helper
Byline: Akiko Kashiwagi The aim is to combine GPS, Internet and personal data with smart software to tailor information to the individual. Who wouldn't want a personal assistant? In theory, a gadget that could provide instant advice on where...
The Islamists Show Their Hand
When Turkey's justice and development party (AKP) first took power in 2002, it tried to reassure moderates fearful it might chip away at the country's secular, democratic and pro-Western values. The AKP renounced its Islamist heritage and began working...
The Kremlin Vigilantes
Byline: Owen Matthews and Anna Nemtsova As anti-immigrant groups grow more violent, they get more explicit support from Russian authorities. One day this winter a trainload of migrant workers from Uzbekistan arrived at a railway station in Moscow...
Where to Acquire A Model Wardrobe
Byline: Sameer Reddy Nothing induces the urge to shop more than attending top-tier fashion shows in glamorous cities. No wonder high-end retailers often choose Fashion Week as the time to open their new boutiques. I managed to check out a few in...