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. 13, March 29

A Room of One's Own
Byline: Jonathan Tepperman A few airlines gamble they can beat the recession by offering the ultimate luxury: private suites in the sky. It was somewhere over the Andaman Sea that I started thinking about how to blockade the door. I was sprawled...
Back from the Brink, Better Than Ever
Byline: Tara Weingarten Thanks to Volkswagen's money and engineering expertise, Bentley is zooming ahead. From the looks of it, the new Bentley Supersports is at once flashy, purposeful, and elegant. It is also swift--from zero to 100kph in 3.9...
Betting on U.S. Debt
Byline: Daniel Gross Would you buy insurance against a nuclear attack on Washington from an insurer based in D.C.? Of course not. But many investors are making a very similar move, by buying insurance in the form of sovereign credit default swaps...
Big Trouble for Sarko
Byline: Denis MacShane The price of underachievement. It may not be time to say adieu, but French President Nicolas Sarkozy is finally starting to look like a loser after seeming unbeatable for 20 years. The first round of regional elections...
China's Call to Arms for 'Peaceful Rise'
Byline: Isaac Stone Fish As China prepares to become the world's second-largest economy in 2010, its leaders are struggling to express a convincing and satisfying ideology that assuages international fears about the country's global intentions....
Classic to the Core
Byline: Jonathan Tepperman Luxury companies that stayed true to their roots didn't merely survive the recession, they thrived. Feb. 9 seemed like an odd night for a party. New York City was locked in the jaws of one of the coldest winters on...
Giving Credit Anywhere It's Due
Byline: Nick Summers After a recent ski trip in California with friends, I needed to reimburse one of them for the equipment she'd rented on my behalf. I didn't have my checkbook handy, though, and she didn't have an account with PayPal. So the...
Growing Green Jobs
Byline: Rana Foroohar Beware politicians promising to put millions to work in a new 'green economy.' They can't deliver. There is no more fashionable answer to the woes of the global recession than "green jobs." Leaders including American President...
How America Can Make Israel Listen
Byline: Dan Ephron and Joanna Chen There's a reason Washington's heavy aid and support have bought so little control over Israel. The latest evidence--Israel's announcement of plans to build new settlements in East Jerusalem, during a visit by Vice...
Igor Shuvalov: Russia's Modernization Czar
Byline: Owen Matthews Igor Shuvalov is first deputy to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, charged with reforming Russia's economy. He also runs Russia's $200 billion sovereign wealth fund. Considered one of the key liberal voices in Russia today,...
Let the Bidding War Begin
Byline: Nick Foulkes There's no better entertainment than watching rich art connoisseurs duke it out over a coveted work. It was eight minutes of thrilling world-class entertainment: a tense, suspenseful struggle from which only one individual...
Seasonless Dressing
Byline: Sameer Reddy With the consumer calling the shots, everything is in fashion all year round. As recently as a decade ago, a customer who didn't like or look her best in a season's key fashion trend--pencil skirts, say, or sleeveless blouses--was...
The Fall of the House of Lacroix
Byline: Tracy Mcnicoll Whimsy and poor management proved a tough sell. French fashion guru Jean-jacques Picart shudders at the ignominious fate of Christian Lacroix. "It's a terrible cruelty," he says. The Paris haute couture house was reduced...
The Green Fighter
Byline: Daniel Stone Washington, D.C., is littered with the careers of well-meaning public servants who came to do good but fell victim to politics. Lisa Jackson is determined not to become one of them. As head of the U.S. Environmental Protection...
The No-Growth Fantasy
Byline: Stefan Theil Europe's attack on capitalism. Take the worst economic crisis in 60 years. Combine it with the erosion of the West's predominance. Add apocalyptic warnings of climate change. What you'll get are some radical new ideas. ...
Too Far to Turn Back
Byline: Sameer Reddy Megaresorts bank on luck, innovation, and lavish offerings. Everyone was all smiles at the 2006 groundbreaking ceremony for Las Vegas's CityCenter, the largest privately funded development project in U.S. history. Conceived...
Trouble in the Desert
Byline: Ruchir Sharma Why the Gulf has yet to emerge. it is all about Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai: that was the chorus at the peak of the emerging-market boom in 2007. But although China and India are back in vogue, investors have bid goodbye...
Where Service Meets Style
Byline: Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop Asia's top hotel brands set their sights on the City of Light. Raffles hotels, the peninsula, Shangri-La--such names evoke images of impeccable service in luxurious surroundings, sometimes harking back to a bygone...