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. 153, No. 16, April 20

As Economies Sink, Religious Radicals Suffer Setbacks
Byline: Adam B. Kushner and Solenn Honorine Alongside exports, employment and growth, the financial crisis is claiming a less-talked-about victim: political Islam. In Muslim countries worldwide, voters have begun turning their backs on Islamist...
A-Team in Blue Suits
Byline: Adam B. Kushner Iraq showed that the U.S. is better at breaking things then fixing them. A new unit aims to change that. The United States bumbled into Iraq without much of a postwar plan. There were too few troops to secure the country,...
Fading to Black
Byline: Owen Matthews Moldova's would-be color revolution fails. Chalk one up for the Kremlin. Seen from the Kremlin, the scenes of protesters overrunning Moldova's parliament and ransacking its president's office looked chillingly familiar....
If It's in the Ground, It Can Only Go Down
Byline: Ruchir Sharma As playwright Arthur Miller once observed, "An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." And most of the illusions that defined the late global economic boom--the notion that global growth had moved to...
In Defense of Paleface Capitalism
The truth is often shocking, and when Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva told a shocked British Prime Minister Gordon Brown--and the world press--that the financial crisis had been created by "white-skinned people with blue eyes," he spoke...
Japan's Lost Leaders
Visionaries have emerged at critical moments in the country's past--but not this time. If a Martian landed in the middle of Ginza, Tokyo's upscale shopping district, 20 years ago and said, "Take me to your leader," he would have had many possible...
Japan's Netbook Effect
Byline: Akiko Kashiwagi The most disturbing lesson of the netbook phenomenon is that Japanese consumers are much like everybody else. Japan has long been a country of notebooks--the lightest laptop computers, bristling with speed, memory and...
Marry a Farmer
Byline: Rana Foroohar Sure, commodities prices go down in the long term--but in the long term, we're all dead. Jim Rogers, the legendary American investor, financial commentator and, along with George Soros, founder of the Quantum Fund, is the...
Mikheil Saakashvili : Where Are My Western Friends?
Byline: Anna Nemtsova In the largest opposition demonstration in Georgia since November 2007-- WHEN President Mikheil Saakashvili tested his democratic credentials by sending in riot police to quash the protests--tens of thousands of people filled...
Paintings with Pinot
Byline: Manuela Zoninsein and Sophie Grove Galleries are teaming up with wine and spirits distributors to lure young new art buyers. To the casual observer, the March 7 gathering at Beijing's Philippe Starck-designed LAN Club looked like the...
Partying like It's 2008
Byline: Stefan Theil Germany is one of the worst-hit economies in the developed world. So why is everybody so calm? The economic crisis has taken its toll in Europe. Governments in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Latvia have collapsed. Violent...
Spring Has Sprung
Byline: Barton Biggs; Biggs is managing partner at Traxis Partners hedge fund in New York. The feeling that we have averted depression is a big reason equities in many places are in a sustained rally. As Spring begins to come to the Northern...
Technology to Wear
Byline: Kiki Von Glinow 'Haute tech' designers incorporate everything from GPS systems to computer keyboards into clothing. We've sprouted fifth appendages that are our iPods and BlackBerrys. We make choices by simply touching a screen. Our lives...
Time Travels Nick's Picks
Byline: Nick Foulkes It was the penultimate day of the Basel watch fair (known as Baselworld) and I was chatting with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, co-president of the watch and jewelry house Chopard. "Well, no one is going to bail out the watch industry...
Unleash the Critters
Byline: Christopher Werth Conservationists hope to turn back the clock on Europe's wilderness by more than 11,000 years. The Scottish countryside will soon be home to creatures nearly as strange to Britain as the monster that's said to inhabit...
Watching the Models Go By
Byline: Sameer Reddy The tension between globalization and tradition is embodied in the outfits that parade by on the catwalk. I began with Brazil--Sao Paulo, to be exact. then Mumbai. then back to Brazil--Rio this time. Then Berlin. Belo Horizonte,...
With a Friend like This
Byline: Jonathan Tepperman; With Jason Mclure in Addis Ababa Ethiopia was supposed to help America in the war on terror. But it's only made matters worse. Few people outside Ethiopia have ever heard of Birtukan Mideksa. And that's just how the...