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. 18, May 4

A Green Trade War?
Byline: Stefan Theil The U.S.'s coming around on climate change was supposed to be good news. Instead, it's trouble. Be careful what you wish for. For years, much of the world has been bashing America for refusing to cooperate in the fight against...
A Lean, Green Detroit
Byline: Melinda Liu China is now the world's largest market for cars; Chinese leaders aim to own the biggest piece of it. American tastes dominated the world's automotive market for a century, but all that's changing now. Today it's the increasingly...
Barack Obama Is No Jimmy Carter. He's Richard Nixon
Byline: Michael Freedman Republicans have been trying to link Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter ever since he started his presidential campaign, and they're still at it. After Obama recently shook hands with Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez, GOP ideologue...
Captain Sarkozy Attacks
Byline: Christopher Dickey France puts its prestige on the line against the pirates. It's winning--and America could, too. In the dusty pirate havens of Puntland, a state within the failed state of Somalia, Kalashnikov-bearing buccaneers had...
Ending the Washington Consensus
Byline: Michelle Bachelet After her father was tortured and died in one of Gen. Augusto Pinochet's prisons, Michelle Bachelet endured her own imprisonment and went into exile with her mother. But the pediatrician returned to Chile to devote herself...
Happy Days Are Here Again
Byline: Joshua Levine When it comes to popular entertainment, cheap and cheerful is the new manifesto. The art house will have to wait. In 2006, a grim little thriller called "Red Road" won the Cannes jury prize for Advance Party, a collective...
How Fidel Snookered Everyone
The summit exposed Castro's peers in Latin America, not Obama, as the real innocents abroad. Geopolitics makes for strange bedfellows indeed. After President Barack Obama's performance at last weekend's Summit of the Americas (and before that, on...
Pakistan's Self-Defeating Army
Rather than serve as a bulwark against chaos, the Army has helped destabilize Pakistan. For far too long, the myth that Pakistan's army is the only thing holding the country together--and keeping the terrorists at bay--has held sway in Washington....
Rolling on the River
Byline: Sana Butler Many of the world's great cities were built along rivers, making them easily accessible for trade and exploration. Today, riverboat cruises remain one of the most alluring and efficient ways to tour them. Like ocean liners, riverboats...
Seeing Britain, Narrowly
Byline: Christopher Werth Britain may be an island surrounded by majestic sea-scapes and old, beguiling ports, but its finest waterways actually lie inland. The U.K. has 3,200 kilometers of navigable canals, left over from the 19th century, when...
Sure, Kidnap the Man
Byline: Tracy McNicoll; With Stryker McGuire in London In a global downturn, every nation has deep gripes. But only the French have a wave of bossnappings. There may be plenty of good reasons to be angry at your boss these days. But few express...
The Bogus Bank Recovery
Byline: Rana Foroohar At its core, the financial crisis is about uncertainty; who's holding what, how much it's worth, when it will blow up. If you take the headlines at face value, it has been a good month for banks. Wells Fargo announced $3...