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. 12, September 20

A New Kind of Coup
Byline: Arian Campo-Flores and Andrew Bast There is no more enduring or defiant living icon of communism than Fidel Castro. He led the 1959 Cuban revolution and, for more than five decades, has since been an ideological thorn in Washington's side....
A Serious Shogun
Byline: Takashi Yokota Long reviled as a shadowy manipulator, Ichiro Ozawa may be the right leader for Japan today. To his detractors, Ichiro Ozawa represents the worst of Japanese politics. Self-righteous, corrupt, a power-hungry political operator,...
Clicking for Love
Byline: Johannah Cornblatt It is not a truth universally acknowledged, but a single man in possession of no fortune may still be in want of a wife. At least that was the case for Gary Kremen, the founder of the online dating service Match.com. It...
Corporate Learning
Byline: Mac Margolis Big companies are setting up university campuses all over the world to help produce the kinds of employees they most need. Sending an aspiring scholar off to college is a cherished rite of passage in Western households. But...
Educating Women
Byline: Lucy Birmingham A new university in Asia promotes cross-cultural learning. As the founder of the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Kamal Ahmad is forging a new path for women's education in Asia, overcoming war, ethnic...
Labonr Goes Grassroots
Byline: William Underhill When Diane Abbott entered parliament back in 1987, she became Britain's first black female M.P. Since then, the Labour left-winger has earned a reputation as a staunch feminist and an outspoken critic of her party's drift...
Mikheil Saakashvili: Russia's Occupation Won't Last
Byline: Jerry Guo Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is a troubled darling of the West, a Columbia-trained lawyer now struggling to reassert Georgia's independence after losing the 2008 war with Russia over two disputed territories. He spoke...
Obama's Class Project
Byline: Jonathan Alter U.S. education reform is finally steaming ahead. My favorite part of the new documentary Waiting for Superman comes just after the audience learns that American students rank far below other advanced countries in math and...
Skiing the Slope Less Traveled
Byline: Jerry Guo Contrary to the macho James bond image it may conjure, heliskiing at first seemed to me like a sport for lightweights. My pilot met me at the Santiago airport in Chile, made a fuss about taking my bags, and then shuttled me into...
Success Stories
Some of the most innovative educational programs are coming out of places with the hardest-to-reach populations. Teaching Migrant Children it's been tough for china to educate children caught up in the nation's massive internal migration from...
The Power of Song
Byline: Anna Nemtsova Rain poured over the crowd gathered for a rock concert in Moscow's central Pushkin Square last month. Police sealed off the square, searched everyone coming in, and infiltrated the crowd with plainclothes officers. The musicians...