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. 23, December 7

Bollywood Gets Real
Byline: Jason Overdorf; With Anita Kirpalani in New York Midway through Vishal Bhardwaj's 2009 movie Kaminey (Scoundrels), the hero is captured by thugs looking to recover $2 million in stolen cocaine. As the goons torture him to find out where...
Capitalism, North Korea Style
Byline: Jerry Guo Private enterprise is thriving in the Hermit Kingdom, and Kim Jong Il is powerless to stop it. Kim Jong Il has done whatever he could for the last four years to rein in market activity in communist North Korea. Its feared gulags,...
Costly Games on Facebook
Byline: Daniel Lyons Every day tens of millions of people log on to Facebook to spend time playing goofy online games like FarmVille. But watch out. Some people playing these games are getting fleeced by scammers, tricked into signing up for products...
Ecosystem Economics
Byline: Daniel Stone Found mostly in the coastal tropics, mangrove trees provide a haven and a food source for small animals. They reduce the impact of waves that could wash away beaches. Calculating what they do for humans, however, is much more...
Gordon Bajnai: 'We Have Become a Frontrunner'
Byline: Ginanne Brownell Gordon Bajnai became Hungary's prime minister in April when his predecessor, who'd lied about the dire state of Hungary's economy to win an election, was forced out. After warning his countrymen that "this will hurt," Bajnai,...
Shop till You Pop
Byline: Ginanne Brownell Japanese tourists and Londoners crowd outside the Louis Vuitton pop-up shop at Selfridges, jostling to get in. They don't have much time; the space inside the British department store opened in November and will close in...
The Land of Less Contrast
Byline: Mac Margolis How Brazil reined in inequality. Suddenly, Brazil has become an unlikely benchmark in the global campaign to close the gap between rich and poor. Since 2003, some 21 million Brazilians have climbed out of poverty, turning...
The Threat of High Prices
Byline: Ruchir Sharma; Sharma is head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. if the talking heads on wall street are to be believed, the bears have been lulled into hibernation and are not likely to resurface until at least...
The Trouble with Sarkonomics
Byline: Tracy McNicoll; With Stefan Theil in Berlin Once obscured by the crisis, Sarkozy's financial follies are growing ever plainer. Nicolas Sarkozy, known for co-opting opponents and leaping left to right, has one of the finest political minds...
Tokyo Looks to London
A radical political shift is underway in Tokyo. For the past several decades, bureaucrats have ruled Japan. It has been they, not elected officials, who have played the leading role in drafting budgets, writing legislation, and regulating Japan's industries....
Why Khamenei Could Be Iran's Last Supreme Leader
Byline: Geneive Abdo; Abdo is a fellow at the Century Foundation And the editor of InsideIran.Org. With Mahmoud Ahmadinejad securely in power, Iranian reformists have clearly lost the battle for Iran's presidency. Yet they look set to win the larger...