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Articles from Vol. 153, No. 23, June 8

Between Delhi and D.C
Since the Congress Party's huge win in India's elections was announced on May 16, pundits across the country and in the United States have predicted that the warming relations between Delhi and D.C. are now sure to grow even closer. After all, Congress...
Can China Topple the Dollar?
Byline: Daniel Drezner To hear some tell it, China is campaigning to topple the dollar as the world's reserve currency, and just might get the job done soon. In March, China's central-bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, proposed the creation of "a super-sovereign...
Franco Frattini: 'Solidarity with America'
Byline: Daniel Klaidman and Barbie Nadeau Now in his second stint as foreign minister under Silvio Berlusconi, Franco Frattini is easily Italy's most serious politician. From his suite in Rome, Frattini chatted with NEWSWEEK's Daniel Klaidman and...
Germany Retreats
Byline: Stefan Theil With national elections this fall, reform has stopped, and may now start to reverse. In Germany, as in so many other countries, the biggest political casualty of the financial crisis has been the easy distinction between...
How Kim Affords His Nukes
Byline: Takashi Yokota The myth of a failing economy. North Korea, with its malnourished populace, frequent famines and obsolete conventional weapons, is as famous for its poverty as it is for its provocations. That has many observers now wondering...
How the Left Can Rise Again
Byline: Denis MacShane; MacShane is a Labour M.P. and former Minister for Europe in Britain. This should be the left's big chance in Europe. Capitalism is in crisis. Growth is collapsing. Unemployment is rising, and the state is back in business....
How to Send Energy across a Continent
Byline: Michael D. Lemonick; Lemonick is senior writer at Climate Central. Remember the Woodstock of physics? Probably not. Back in the spring of 1987, though, headlines were trumpeting it as the most exciting scientific meeting in history. Three...
Rescued from the Nazis
Byline: Michael Levitin Reviving Mendelssohn When the 20-year-old Felix Mendelssohn conducted Bach's Saint Matthew Passion in Berlin in 1829, it caused a national sensation. In those days, when a composer died his contemporaries stopped playing...
The Finer Things
Byline: Jonathan Tepperman In 1942, a little-known Michigan-born journalist living in Europe decided to write a cookbook of sorts. Her name was M.F.K. Fisher, and the result, How to Cook a Wolf, was less a collection of recipes than a guide to,...
The Iran Push Backfires
Byline: Alon Pinkas; Pinkas is the Director of the U.S.-Israel Center at the Rabin Center in Tel Aviv. How Netanyahu failed in Washington. Even by the frenzied standards of Israeli politics, the recent meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack...
The Quiet Revolutionary
Byline: Sudip Mazumdar A revolution is underway in India. The man leading the charge is neither a fiery ideologue nor a gun-toting guerrilla. Instead, he is the scion of one of the world's most famous political families. But Rahul Gandhi, 38, has...
Where Cuba Doesn't Belong
The OAS Is for Democracies Only. In 1962, at a special meeting of the Organization of American States, the Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este became famous for something more than just luxury condos, restaurants and hotels, and catering to the Argentine...