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. 13, September 28

Abandoning Ataturk
How Turkey's secularists gave up. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Ottoman Empire, having suffered military defeats at the hands of Europe, realized it could match its rivals only by becoming a European society itself. So it embarked on a program...
A War Comes to Germany
Byline: Stefan Theil For the first time in three generations, Germany is embroiled in a dangerous overseas war, with 4,200 Bundeswehr troops deployed in an increasingly unstable Afghanistan. But in the lead-up to Germany's Sept. 27 national election,...
Batman in Jerusalem
Byline: Kevin Peraino Washington and Jerusalem look closer today to a deal on freezing Israel's West Bank settlement construction than they've been in years. Last week, George Mitchell, the U.S. envoy, suggested that an agreement was imminent, and...
Big Oil Goes Green for Real
Byline: Rana Foroohar Remember back in 2001 when BP went "Beyond Petroleum"? It was a brilliant marketing campaign, but it had less to do with changing the company's business model than positioning Lord John Browne as the Teflon oil executive. All...
Frozen Smooth
Byline: Sana Butler I have just spent the past three minutes half naked and terrified inside a sealed freezer where the temperature is 245 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. I am wearing a bathing suit, mittens, and gray moccasins. My legs are numb....
High-Tech Diplomacy
Byline: Evgeny Morozov; Morozov is a fellow at the Open Society Institute in New York. As Barack Obama continues to put his stamp on U.S. foreign policy, he would do well to use the growing role that high-tech firms have been playing lately on the...
Jose Luis Zapatero: Europe's Next President
Byline: Mike Elkin Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was once hailed as the new face of Europe's left. Then a crushing recession sparked by the collapse of the housing bubble sent his approval rating into a spiral. Yet Zapatero...
Pakistan's New Taliban
Managing another threat to stability. As president Obama mulls sending more troops to Afghanistan, he faces a reluctant Congress, unpersuaded Americans, and wary allies, who are all raising the quintessential question: why are we there? The one-word...
Sewn in Secret : Iranian Designers
Models strutted down the catwalk in high heels to the blare of Persian pop, while chatty women gawked at wispy dresses showing off shoulders, legs, and arms--sometimes all at once. The fashion show, held in the ballroom of a Tehran apartment complex...
Spare the Knife
Byline: Sana Butler The older I get, the younger I want to look. As a woman who has never believed in wearing makeup, I always assumed I would age gracefully and be happy about it. But that plan, which sounded so infallible at age 20, doesn't seem...
Taking Technology out of School
Byline: Susan H. Greenberg When it comes to using technology to foster education, the prevailing wisdom has been that more is better. Over the past decade, universities around the globe have invested heavily in the wired classroom, adding everything...
The Real Yukio Hatoyama
Byline: Takashi Yokota Japan's new prime minister could be Asia's first 'third way' leader. For the first time since he became Japan's prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama will address the international community this week, with an ambitious statement...
We Must Act Now
Byline: Gordon Brown; Brown is the prime minister of the United Kingdom. In 11 weeks, the world will convene in Copenhagen, under the auspices of the United Nations, to forge a new international agreement on climate change. It is a historic moment:...