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. 157, No. 14, April 4

Dancing to a Different Tune
Byline: Melinda Liu Jin Xing was once a man and a soldier. Then he had a sex-change operation, and became a mother and one of China's premier dancers. Jin Xing, a 27-year-old Army colonel, quivered with trepidation as he lay alone in the Chinese...
'Drinking from a Fire Hose'
Byline: Christopher Dickey and John Barry In times of trouble, Obama often looks to his predecessors for guidance. But amid such a pileup of disasters, crises, and wars, who's the best model? When the world is in meltdown mode and everyone is...
Hard Going in the Homeland
Byline: Dan Ephron and Joanna Chen Jerusalem has tried to assimilate Ethiopian Jews for two decades now, but it can't quite fit them in. Smadar Geto was airlifted to Israel in 1991 in one of the country's most stunning operations--a rescue of...
How Dumb Are They?
Byline: Andrew Romano Newsweek gave 1,000 Americans the U.S. Citizenship Test-- 38 percent failed.The country's future is imperiled by ignorance. They're the sort of scores that drive high-school history teachers to drink. When NEWSWEEK recently...
Nightmare and Defiance
Byline: Paul Theroux Vulnerable, shaken Japan has attracted the sympathy of the world. All of it--the towns and cities tumbled flat in a torrent of mud and death--is appalling, and almost ungraspable. But, looking for a coherent image, anything...
Policy in Ashes
Byline: Henry Sokolski Capitals around the world are taking pause on nuclear power. Except Washington. Suddenly, watching Japans' desperate water-cannon attempts to stave off successive nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power...
(Some) Justice for Martine
Byline: Liv Buli How a young girl's murder led to a boycott of Coca-Cola. The night of her murder began with a celebration. On an early spring evening in 2008, Martine Vik Magnussen, a 23-year-old Norwegian beauty, curled her long, blond hair...
The City: Tokyo
Byline: Junot Diaz; Diaz is the author, most recently, of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Junot Diaz savors insane urbanism, costume tribes, and salsa in Roppongi. I always had a sense that I would fall in love with Tokyo. In retrospect...
The Impact of Disaster
Byline: Bill Emmott The political, economic, and psychological consequences of Japan's catastrophe. One of the first phrases foreigners pick up when they live in Japan is ganbatte kudasai, because it is so commonly used. Japanese say it in parting,...
The Middle East's Sinatra
Byline: Owen Matthews Ibrahim Tatlises--prolific singer, entrepreneur, and target of an apparent mob hit--touched the hearts of an entire generation. Across a swath of the Levant from Greece to Iraq, women wanted him and men wanted to be him....
Tokyo Disaster Fantasies
Movies, comics, and videogames have obsessively imagined Japan's destruction, mirroring the country's real-world vulnerability. Of the many images of disaster coming to us from Japan, one continues to haunt me: a dark, angry, roiling wave of water,...