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. 18, November 2

Blair for President
Byline: Denis MacShane Like his mentor Bill Clinton, tony Blair is poised to become the comeback kid of his generation. Europe's chattering class is currently buzzing with speculation that the former British prime minister is about to emerge from...
Economics versus Extremism
Eight years after 9/11, many in the West still think of Islam as a threat. Islamic extremists are seen as brainwashed robots, and the rest of Muslims as only a step behind in their blind acceptance of what their leaders preach. But this view misses...
Michael Hayden: 'We Kept America Safe'
Byline: Jerry Guo As one of President George W. Bush's top intelligence officials, Gen. Michael Hayden conceived the controversial warrantless-wiretapping program while head of the National Security Agency and then, in 2006, was sent to clean house...
Rich Enough to Save the Planet
Byline: Jimmy Langman The large-scale effort over the past two decades by Esprit and Northface cofounder Doug Tompkins to buy up land in Patagonia for nature protection has engendered more controversy than applause among locals. His foes include...
Sitting Pretty
Byline: Elisa Mala Even the most humorless soul might appreciate the understated wit of Sergio Rodrigues's business card, which depicts the squat, mustachioed octogenarian dozing away blissfully in a well-padded reclining chair. After all, the 82-year-old...
Sometimes the Hype Is Right
Byline: Daniel Lyons Apple is supposedly working on a tablet computer, and though it doesn't even exist yet, it has already enjoyed more reviews than most products that actually do. Rumor has it that the "iTablet" (my name for it, not Apple's) will...
Tehran's Other Nuclear Secrets
Byline: Jerry Guo The United Nations' inspection of Iran's clandestine nuclear facility outside Qum, slated as of press time for Oct. 25, was already treated as something of a coup in the West. With its air-defense batteries and centrifuges buried...
The Dark Side of Green
Byline: Stefan Theil Gaming the global-warming fight. Climate change is the greatest new public-spending project in decades. Each year as much as $100 billion is spent by governments and consumers around the world on green subsidies designed...
The Real Lula
Byline: Mac Margolis Brazil's president turns to the left. With one eye on posterity and the other on the ballot box, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been tacking sharply left. Brasilia is spending public money with abandon,...
The Shrinking of China
Byline: Duncan Hewitt For decades, rail travel in China meant an arduous overnighter in a crowded East German-designed train, riding along a rickety old track. Now China is undergoing a rail revolution. Over the next three years, the government...