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. 10, March 9

A Generation of Destruction
Byline: Barton Biggs; Biggs is managing partner at Traxis Partners hedge fund in New York. Throwing money at the problem and propping up greedy banks is like trying to put out a fire by pouring gasoline on it. I don't believe that an even more...
Alexander Medvedev: 'We'll Be a $1 Trillion Company'
Byline: Michael Freedman Not long ago, Russia's state-controlled energy giant Gazprom was among the world's largest companies in terms of market capitalization, and as it grew so did the perception--fervently denied by company executives--that it...
Anti-Semitism in Araby
To achieve Arab-Israeli peace will mean dealing with a civil society on one side that is by no means civil. This week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Israel and the West Bank, stepping into the longest-running show in American diplomacy,...
A Trillion Points of Data
Byline: Barrett Sheridan How tracking cell-phone users via GPS could do for the real world what Google did for the virtual world. Next time you glance at your blackberry, it may be useful to know you're not only checking e-mail, you're making...
Dress the Part
Byline: Megan Shank When partying in Shanghai, do as the Shanghainese do--go glam. To start: women, fear not the qipao, the snug-fitting, high-collared dress with side slits; its elegant lines work with a variety of figures, and today's designers...
Europe's Danube Blues
Byline: Stefan Theil and William Underhill Once a growth engine, Eastern Europe has now become the continent's economic albatross. The parallels are eerie. In 1931, the collapse of an overleveraged, undercapitalized Vienna-based financial institution...
Headless in Tokyo
Byline: Christian Caryl; With Akiko Kashiwagi in Tokyo Sure, Aso is atrocious. But so were his predecessors. Here's why Japan's politicians are so bad. It's hard not to pity Shoichi Nakagawa. By now it seems the whole world has heard about the...
How Close Is Iran to a Bomb?
Byline: Christopher Dickey Iran now has enough low-enriched uranium to make one atomic bomb--at least theoretically. Independent analysts say that became clear after the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency issued its latest inspection report...
How to End A Genocide Debate
Byline: Grenville Byford; Byford writes frequently on Turkish affairs and is a regular contributor to Newsweek.com. The frozen relations between Armenia and Turkey are now showing some signs of melting. It's almost April, so Washington is gearing...
Swinging Shanghai
Byline: Megan Shank On a recent night out in Shanghai, I found myself sandwiched between a busty, two-meter-tall, stiletto-heeled, Victorian-garbed transvestite and a dandy with a top hat singing Sinatra tunes atop a wooden bar. The crowd downed...
The Coming China Meltdown
Byline: Michael Pettis; Pettis is a professor of finance at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. If China continues to force excess capacity onto a struggling world, it could result in a trade war. Economic crises have a way...
The Forbidden Tongue
Byline: Owen Matthews Turkey's leader is in a tough spot after a Kurdish politician dares to speak his native language. For years, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has positioned himself as a champion of the ethnic Kurds who make up...
The People's Data
Byline: Christopher Werth Government should make data openly available and then let outside talent reimagine how it can be used online. President Barack Obama has pledged to make the U.S. Government more open and transparent. As a senator, he...
Waiting for Barack
Byline: Denis MacShane; Macshane is a Labour M.P. and was Britain's minister for Europe under Tony Blair. Obama needs from Europe a Mozart symphony or a Beethoven 'Ode to Joy'--not a cacophony of voices. The red carpets are being rolled out for...
What Hillary Didn't Do in Asia
Clinton made no mistakes on her China trip. Yet there's no evidence of serious strategic thinking either. Why did Hillary Clinton lose the race for the democratic presidential nomination? Simple. She had a plan A: to romp through initial primaries,...