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. 154, No. 15, October 12

A New Business Model for the Web
Byline: Daniel Gross In September, Intuit, the software firm that owns the popular personal-finance software programs Quicken and TurboTax, agreed to pay $170 million in cash for Mint.com, a two-year-old startup whose free tools allow chastened...
Brazil's Oil Rush
Byline: Mac Margolis Ever since the Brazilian state energy company Petrobras struck oil in giant fields deep below the floor of the Atlantic, the mood in the normally sedate Brasilia has been practically euphoric. In 2007, this chronically energy-deficient...
China's Future Fortunes
Byline: Daniel Drezner For all the debate over the recession, there appears to be consensus on one point--China has had a very good year. In response to the economic crisis, Beijing deployed massive fiscal boosts and tax rebates for the export sector....
Cleaning Up Russian
Byline: Darina Shevchenko Russians like to boast that their language has better profanities than any other. But local authorities are undertaking a new campaign to curb foul speech with fines, lectures, and a dose of public humiliation. In the city...
Divide and Conquer
Obama must split Caracas from Cuba. There is little question that in the field of foreign policy, Latin America is far from being a priority for the Obama administration. Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are more pressing. The problem is that the...
Europe's Central Disappointment
Byline: Paul Hockenos Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolutions of 1989, when the nations of Central Europe overthrew communism. At that time, Vaclav Havel--the playwright and dissident turned...
Europe's Right Turns Left
Byline: Stefan Theil With Angela Merkel's reelection in Germany on Sept. 27, and her subsequent ejection of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) from the ruling coalition, conservatives have come close to sweeping Europe. Center-right parties now govern...
Israeli Cinema: The Conflict Onscreen
Byline: Joanna Chen; With Nuha Musleh in Ramallah A young Arab gasps for breath as he tears down the street, his feet pounding rhythmically on the asphalt. Omar, who comes from the downtrodden Jaffa neighborhood of Ajami, has just witnessed a killing...
Is the BBC Too Commercial?
Byline: William Underhill James Murdoch, the chief executive of News Corp. in Europe and Asia, is in a fighting mood. In August, he slammed the BBC as an Orwellian institution with "chilling ambitions" that was using guaranteed income to "throttle"...
Japan, the Middle Power
Why it's acting like smaller states. When Ichiro Ozawa left the LDP in 1993 to assemble a non-LDP coalition government, Americans were hopeful Japan would finally play a role in global affairs that was commensurate with its status as the world's...
Letters: October 5, 2009
'The Taliban in their own words' The Taliban don't come across as religious fanatics, but more as a people who just want us out of there. Geoff Baldwin, Portola Valley, California The Taliban do not believe we can win; the Afghan people do...
No More 'Second Class'
Byline: Mac Margolis It's a long way from Brazil's starving northeast to the U.N., but Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva knows -every step. The peasant's son is now the heralded leader of a regional powerhouse and a self-designated spokesman...
Sailing the Seas of Green
Byline: Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop As a sport, yachting may be all about harnessing the power of the wind, but for most superyachts, that's where ecofriendliness ends. Typically, these 45-meter-plus boats guzzle huge amounts of fuel while their owners...