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. 11, March 16

Against the Rise of Unrest and Extremism, the Center Holds
Byline: Stefan Theil It's easy to read the last few months as one vast refutation of self-regulating capitalism and the elites who nurtured it. Many observers have thus warned that Europe's voters will flock to far-left parties now loudly crowing...
A Star in My Kitchen
Byline: Tara Weingarten When I moved into a swank mid-century Hollywood Hills pad last year, I wanted to throw a party befitting my excitement for my new dream home. That ruled out a wienies-and-beans shindig. Instead, I chose to blow my savings...
Britain's Nice Guy
Byline: Stryker McGuire; With David Merlin-Jones David Cameron looks set to be the next prime minister. But he'll have to put substance over style. You'd never know it from the graceful, self-confident address he made to a joint session of the...
Calming the Bear
Byline: Barton Biggs A legendary Wall Street bull makes the case for how aggressive government rescue efforts and super-cheap stocks could revive markets, fast. I recently laid out in NEWSWEEK the bearish argument for why we should be very gloomy...
Do-It-Yourself Censorship
Byline: Evgeny Morozov U.S. firms, spooked by export rules, seem to be practicing a kind of self-censorship oddly similar to what Chinese firms do. Yaraslau Kryvoi was no stranger to censorship. After all, he grew up in Belarus, one of the last...
God's Broken Machine
Byline: Fred Guterl and William Underhill As Europe makes repairs to its shiny new particle accelerator, U.S. rivals prepare to steal the prize. Investors aren't the only ones feeling a pit in their stomachs lately. Physicists at the world's...
Home Cooking
Byline: Tara Weingarten When it comes to cooking, good equipment can make even the feeblest of talents great. I learned this six years ago when I bought a fancy gas range with burners spewing heat like some kind of wild Hawaiian volcano. Wanting...
Pulled from All Sides
Byline: Owen Matthews; With Anna Nemtsova in Minsk The economic crisis is starting to help Russia gain power in its near abroad. The West is fighting back. Russia is crumbling amid the economic crisis, but for its leaders there is a geopolitical...
Sarkozy of Arabia
Byline: Christopher Dickey and Tracy Mcnicoll The president revives French ambitions in the Gulf, with allies old and new. Rarely have real-estate taxes revealed so much about realpolitik as in a law passed earlier this year by the French parliament....
Sheldon G. Adelson: We'll Always Have Vegas
Byline: Rana Foroohar and Daniel Gross Before the global downturn, 75-year-old Sheldon G. Adelson, Chairman of The Las Vegas Sands Corp., was the ultimate high roller. For a time America's third-richest man, he helped rebrand Las Vegas as a family...
The Consumer Is Not Dead
Byline: Zachary Karabell; Karabell is president of RiverTwice Research As the equity markets take another huge step down, it's assumed that American consumers are so shell shocked by their loss of wealth in both homes and stocks that they will continue...
The House in Ill Repute
Byline: Jason Overdorf; With Sudip Mazumdar in Kolkata New rules have exposed just how many thieves and murderers sit in India's Parliament. Indian members of Parliament went home last week amid hoots and howls, derided as the sorriest lot ever...
The Weakest Link
Byline: Scott Johnson; With Karen MacGregor in Durban Commodity-rich Africa profited when the world was growing. Now that it's not, it will be the hardest hit. For the last decade or so, an economic uplifting in Africa has brought millions out...
Think Twice about Bashir
Should the President of Sudan, the notorious Omar Al-Bashir, go to jail? Last week the International Criminal Court at The Hague issued a warrant to arrest the Sudanese president for his role in the death of 300,000 people and the displacement of millions...