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. 15, October 11

A Beijing Backlash
Byline: Joshua Kurlantzick China is starting to face consequences for its newly aggressive stance. Over the past two weeks, all of Asia watched with alarm as China forced Japan to back down in a maritime dispute by downgrading diplomatic ties,...
A New Lease on Life
Byline: Tara Weingarten A 1964 film called The Yellow Rolls-Royce followed the European travels of one particularly glitzy car through several owners, played by, among others, Rex Harrison, Ingrid Bergman, and Omar Sharif. At the time, Rolls was...
An Italian Town Struggles under Green Ban
Byline: Barbie Nadeau Torre Del Greco is a postcard-perfect fishing village a few kilometers down the coast from Naples. The city is also a stellar example of "clean" economic success in an area known for its mafia corruption. The Torrese pride...
A Pioneer Looks to Africa
Byline: Jerry Guo Billionaire Richard Branson, an extreme-sports fanatic, is taking another big risk--this time with his latest venture, Enterprise Zimbabwe. The nonprofit seeks to encourage the return of investment to Zimbabwe, which is reeling...
Beyond Lula
Byline: Mac Margolis Why winning the presidency could be the easy part for Dilma Rousseff. Brazil has come a long way. Just a few years ago, if a former member of an armed guerrilla band had been the favored candidate for president of Latin America's...
Friends without Benefits
Byline: Daniel Lyons The people who run Facebook, the social-networking company, are furious about a new movie that takes lots of liberties in its depiction of how Facebook came into existence. They're upset because much of The Social Network, which...
Give Us All Your Money
Byline: Stefan Theil If you thought the bank bailouts were over, you thought wrong. You may have not noticed, but we are in the middle of the third major bailout of U.S. and European banks and their investors in as many years. First came the...
Going Cyber against Nuke Program
Byline: Babak Dehghanpisheh In recent months there's been a lot of speculation about a possible military attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. Now it appears the attack has come in an unexpected form: Stuxnet, a computer worm that can take over industrial...
How Interesting Is Too Interesting?
Byline: Tracy McNicoll Michelle Obama may not think that her days at the White House are "hell." But, for allegedly suggesting Obama had told her as much, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy was on the hot seat after the September release of two new unauthorized...
Jose Reyes Ferriz: 'The Rest of Mexico Is Fine'
Byline: Jerry Guo Ciudad Juarez is at the center of Mexico's drug war. Just across the border from El Paso, Texas, the city of 1.4 million has one of the highest murder rates in the world. Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz, who regularly receives death threats...
Rising from the Rubble
Byline: R. M. Schneiderman Haiti's artists have always been inspired by tragedy. The earthquake gave them new fodder for creativity. Roughly an hour before the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January, Frantz Zephirin, one of the country's...
Showdown in Moscow
Byline: Owen Matthews And Anna Nemtsova Stare down the Kremlin at your peril. For nearly two decades, the barrel-chested mayor of Moscow, Yury Luzhkov, has been an indispensable cog in the country's political machine. He happily delivered Moscow's...
Tangled by China Ties
Byline: Owen Matthews Why Moscow should beware Beijing. Russia's burgeoning friendship with China is a neat match of the world's biggest energy producer and its biggest energy consumer. And not only does China have the cash to buy Russian oil,...
The Coming of the Money Wars
Byline: Peter Tasker The Japanese are doing it again. The Koreans prefer to do it when nobody's watching. The Chinese are at it brazenly and, like everything else they do, on an enormous scale. The Swiss tried it, without much success. The "it"...
To Be Young in Kashmir
Byline: Basharat Peer At home one late September morning, I met Malik Sajad, a 23-year-old artist in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Sajad had driven his scooter past thousands of soldiers enforcing a curfew, stopping every...