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. 155, No. 10, March 8

Christopher Hill: Baghdad's Man in the Middle
Byline: Babak Dehghanpisheh On March 7, Iraqis head to the polls for the second time since the U.S. invasion in 2003. The last elections, in 2005, did not go smoothly: Sunnis boycotted and sectarian violence erupted a year later. Now there are echoes...
Cricket's Big Boom
Byline: Steve Waugh One of the most astonishing transformations in the world of international cricket has been the rise of Twenty20. Established in Britain less than a decade ago, the fast-paced version of the game has boomed, especially in Asia,...
Gold Digging
Byline: Christopher Werth Sometime in the middle of the 15th century, a well-to-do merchant from London buried more than 6,700 gold and silver coins on a sloping hillside in Surrey. He was fleeing the War of the Roses and no doubt planned to return...
Having a Good Rally
Byline: Jerry Guo Within a half hour of getting behind the wheel of the souped-up Mitsubishi Evo IV, I've ripped apart the turbo engine with my erratic over-revving, causing $1,500 worth of damage. But my instructor, Dale Perry, seems more concerned...
Moscow's Phony Liberal
Byline: Owen Matthews and Anna Nemtsova It says a lot about the kind of place Russia has become that just two minutes of mild mockery of the Kremlin could cause a political shock wave. But sure enough: when the state-controlled Channel One showed...
Not Quite So Exotic
Byline: Barton Biggs Hedge funds are hitting middle age. When the financial world fell apart in 2008, hedge funds started to run for cover. Huge losses were rumored, the Madoff Ponzi scandal unfolded, a thousand hedge funds closed, and a number...
Still Betting on Asia's Growth
Byline: Katie Baker As the global financial downturn drags on, some investors have started to question the pre-recession storyline of robust BRIC growth. Analysts like Morgan Stanley's Ruchir Sharma are predicting that inflation will throw cold...
The Next Al Qaeda?
Byline: Jeremy Kahn Terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba is now focusing on foreigners and the West. While the U.S. remains focused on hunting down Al Qaeda's original leadership along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, a lesser-known Islamic militant...
The Surge Is Working
Byline: Craig Charney All the signs point America's way. Even as the Marines' battle for Marja grabs headlines, it's diverting attention from a bigger story. Though the Taliban is entrenched in Helmand province, where Marja is situated, its grip...
Turkey's Turning Point
Byline: Soner Cagaptay New elections are the only way out. Turkey's Islamist ruling coalition faces the courts and military in a showdown for the nation's future. Will Turkey move closer to the liberal democracies or away from them? This tension...