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. 154, No. 21, November 23

Ashraf Ghani: 'There Will Be No Honeymoon'
Byline: Ron Moreau and Sami Yousafzai U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently warned Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who was reelected in a fraud-ridden election in August, that he risks losing international support...
Drawing Lines in the Sand
Byline: Megan Shank Not many people around the world watched the inaugural season of Ukraine's Got Talent on TV last spring. But since then, the winning performance--a live sand drawing by Kseniya Simonova--has received more than 7 million views...
Finally, Microsoft's Got Game
Byline: Nick Summers After Atari popularized the joystick in 1977, videogame developers spent years cramming more buttons onto the controller. Then along came Nintendo, with a motion-sensing controller for its Wii console that was less complicated,...
From Kabul to Kashmir
By all rights, the United States and India should be bound together by the shared tragedies of 9/11 and last year's terrorist attacks in Mumbai. India's size, economic-growth trajectory, and rising power as a stable, secular democracy in a dangerous...
Sins of the Father
Byline: Brian Byrnes What's most striking at first is the resemblance: a beefy frame and puffy cheeks. Deep-set black eyes. A double chin. In fact, if Sebastian Marroquin grew a mustache, he would be the spitting image of the most famous drug dealer...
Steal This Scientist
Byline: Melinda Liu China has launched a concerted effort to bring home top talent from the United States. For nearly 15 years, china has been trying to engineer a "brain gain" by luring top scientific and technical talent home from the United...
The Culture Club
Byline: William Underhill; With Tracy McNicoll in Paris No one can accuse the French of letting a little global recession stand in the way of their cultural pride. The proposed new museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, a vast minimalist...
The Growing Clout of Internet Justice
Byline: Lauren Hilgers When migrant worker sun Zhongjie recently faced the Shanghai court system, the 19-year-old from Henan, China, guessed his chances for justice were better online. Sun had been caught in a police trap: persuaded to pick up a...
The Next Hot Market
Byline: Barton Biggs; Biggs is managing partner of Traxis Partners hedge fund in New York. Winds of change are sweeping Syria. The Syrian Arab Republic is a longtime pal of Iran that was once castigated by George W. Bush as part of the Axis of...
The Polar Express
Byline: Sana Butler Armed with 12-gauge shotguns, pepper spray, two-way radios, and noise flares, two guides met us at the unpaved landing strip on the edge of the Hudson Bay, where we had just touched down after a 25-minute flight from Churchill,...
World Laughs at Wall Street's Ego
Byline: Rana Foroohar last week, we got more proof of Wall Street's utter disconnect from the rest of the world when Goldman Sachs's chief executive Lloyd Blankfein was quoted as saying he's doing "God's work." Apparently, he's also a "blue-collar...