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. 156, No. 21, November 22

Corporate Junta
Byline: Jerry Guo Not satisfied with simple vote rigging, Burma's generals elect a class of tycoons to help them rule by proxy. Elections in Burma last week, the first in 20 years, marked the isolated nation's long-awaited transition from military...
Going to the Birds
Byline: Annie Gilbert There's a simple difference between bird watching and birding: bird watchers wait for birds to come. Birders go out and find them. I am a birder. The challenge is that the more I've found, the farther afield I've been drawn....
Italy's Woman Problem
Byline: Barbie Nadeau It's 8:30 p.m., and all eyes turn to Italy's most popular satirical news program, Striscia la Notizia (Strip the News). Two middle-aged men stand under a strobe light, one of them holding a belt from which dangles a vaguely...
Lisbon Falls Flat
Byline: William Underhill Good news for true believers in the European Union: this week President Obama will make an appearance at an EU-U.S. meeting in Lisbon. Europhiles haven't forgotten Obama's previous blow to the bloc's prestige when Washington...
Mexico Fights Back
Byline: R.M. Schneiderman From a major dip in economic growth to a spike in drug-related violence, the past two years have been tumultuous ones in Mexico. But there are some early signs of change. The country's economy is humming once again, and...
Money Hot Enough to Burn
Byline: Peter Tasker; Tasker is a founding partner of Arcus Investments. A bubble grows in emerging markets. Emerging markets used to be known as markets you couldn't emerge from in an emergency. History is littered with examples of financial...
Obama's Netroots Dry Up
Byline: Daniel Lyons What happened to the Netroots? That's what I've been wondering since the Republicans routed the Democrats on Nov. 2. Two years ago a lot of us really believed that those online activists who helped elect Barack Obama were going...
Sergio Jaramillo Caro: 'Get Your Own House in Order'
Byline: Mike Giglio Shortly after taking office in August, -Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos created the post of national-security adviser and filled it with Sergio Jaramillo Caro. Jaramillo, as deputy minister of defense, was a key architect...
Silvio Gets Taken Down
Byline: Jacopo Barigazzi Berlusconi's latest sex scandal is the least of his mounting problems. Every so often, Italians are reminded their country is falling apart, and why. Earlier this month, for instance, heavy rains and lack of attention...