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. 22, November 30

'Africa Must Take the First Step'
Byline: Jina Moore When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected Liberia's president in 2005, she inherited a country wrecked by civil war and began to transform it. Today, school enrollment is up 40 percent, Monrovia has power and running water, and trade...
Back to the Future
Byline: Daniel Lyons In 1987, when I first started on the tech beat, desktop PCs were a big deal. Today the excitement has moved to smart phones. Watching this new market unfold is a bit like seeing a classic movie remade with new stars, but the...
Deal or No Deal
Byline: Sharon Begley; With Daniel Stone in Washington, Melinda Liu in Beijing, and Jason Overdorf in Delhi The 192 countries flocking to Copenhagen next month wonCOt reach consensus on climate change. That wonCOt stop them from acting alone. ...
In the Eye of the Storm
Byline: Lally Weymouth Wearing a white kurta and a blue turban, India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, 77, appeared relaxed on the eve of his state visit to Washington, which takes place this week. Many Indians worry that the Obama White House,...
Iran's Creeping Corruption
Byline: Babak Dehghanpisheh Holocaust denier, illegitimate president, and now--crook? Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been called a lot of things since his disputed election last June and it doesn't look like the pressure is going to ease up. Last week,...
Rustling Up Truffles
Byline: Barbie Nadeau Most people who live in Italy for any period of time eventually become curious about truffles. It's not so much that Italian truffles, with their pungent smell and earthy flavor, are an acquired taste; they are simply hard...
Singh's War
Byline: Salil Tripathi; Tripathi, a former correspondent in India and Southeast Asia, is a writer based in London. No mercy for the Maoists. India's soft-spoken prime minister, Manmohan Singh, is sometimes accused of failing to assert India's...
Still Scaling the Wall
Byline: Stefan Theil Gyorgy Dragoman was 3 when his father taught him to protect the family's privacy by lying to neighbors and teachers who were often informants for the Hungarian regime. "From then on I lived a double life," says the 36-year-old...
The Maghreb Myth
Byline: Scott Johnson America wants to expand the war on terror to Northern Africa. It shouldn't. The terror continues in the Sahel, that broad expanse of remote desert stretching from Africa's north Atlantic coast inland to the border of Darfur....
The New Red Army
Byline: Owen Matthews and Anna Nemtsova How Medvedev plans to reform the military--and why Obama should not be worried. On a chilly day earlier this fall in a forest near the Lithuanian border, Dmitry Medvedev strode out to inspect one of Russia's...
Tips for Trufflers
Byline: Barbie Nadeau Truffles have been a staple in family homes in Tuscany and Piedmont for generations. Now an increasing number of area restaurants are featuring truffles as niche cuisine. In July 2009, the old abbey of Castel Monastero (castelmonastero.com)...