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. 19, May 10

American Cheese Grows Up
Byline: Susan H. Greenberg I could sooner live without chocolate than without cheese. I eat it every day: cheddar grated in my omelet, Gorgonzola crumbled on my salad, Brie-smothered crackers for an afternoon snack. It has occurred to me that I...
A Resurrection
Byline: William Underhill Philip Pullman makes an unlikely hate figure. A 63-year-old grandfather, he speaks with the polite precision of the schoolteacher he once was, tough-minded but fair. Critics have heaped praise on his fantasy novels--including...
Bailing out More Than Just Greece
Byline: Stefan Theil Europe stood at the precipice of another financial crisis last week as Greece, for all intents and purposes, went bankrupt. The interest rate on Greek bonds briefly shot up to an eye-popping 38 percent--the result of a market...
It's Not Just Red and Yellow
Byline: Joshua Kurlantzick As Thailand's protracted political crisis spirals into violence, with at least 20 people killed in the last few weeks, the protesters, the government, and many outside observers offer a similar diagnosis of the unrest:...
Japan's Phony Solution
Byline: Paul J. Scalise The half-truths about immigration. Should Japan welcome more immigrants? Diehard multiculturalists insist that migration to Japan is not only inevitable but also enhances "mutual understanding." Others fear the opposite:...
The Dalai Lama: 'The Tibetan Spirit Is Strong'
Byline: Jerry Guo Since the 2008 uprising in Tibet, the region has been sealed off to Western journalists, making it virtually impossible for outsiders to assess conditions there. Last week, at his Himalayan residence in McLeod Ganj, India, His...
The Eton Problem
Byline: William Underhill Voter distaste for grads of the posh school is fading. For the new-look conservatives of David Cameron, the watchword is "change." This isn't the doctrinaire movement of Margaret Thatcher or the backward-looking party...
The Internet Helps Build Democracies -- Oh, No, It Doesn't
Byline: Barrett Sheridan and Joshua Kurlantzick There aren't many ideas that unite former U.S. president George W. Bush and his successor, Barack Obama. But one safe topic for conversation would be Internet freedom and the power of technology to...
The Naked Eye
Byline: Jennie Yabroff Two naked people, one a man and one a woman, stand facing each other in a doorway. Halfway up a wall, a naked woman sits on a bicycle seat, slowly raising and lowering her arms. In another room a man lies on a bench with a...
The New Silk Road
Byline: Melinda Liu, Anna Nemtsova, and Owen Matthews Beijing is reviving the idea of 'empire' with the launch of the world's most ambitious high-speed rail line. Thousands of years ago, trade caravans packed with spices and silk crisscrossed...