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. 155, No. 25, June 21

Ballmer Buys Time
Byline: Daniel Lyons I'm wondering what excuses Microsoft will invent to explain away the fact that Apple has now surpassed it in terms of market value. The unofficial version from Microsoft, delivered over the past few years in off-the-record conversations,...
China's Workers Strike Back
Byline: Duncan Hewitt As a wave of strikes at Honda and protests over worker suicides at Foxconn led the firms--two of China's major foreign manufacturers--to offer workers significant pay raises, China watchers are wondering whether the country...
Glob-Ish
Byline: Robert Mccrum Powered by the Internet and the global media, English has evolved into the world's language. The alumni of the vast people's University of China are typical of the post-Mao Zedong generation. Every Friday evening several...
Kan's Megaproblem
Byline: Paul J. Scalise Japan's debt is too big to manage. Japan's former finance minister, Naoto Kan, has become the nation's fifth prime minister in just four years--and the predictable cycle of high expectations followed by mild cynicism has...
Picking Up the Pace
Byline: Linda Flanagan On my wedding day, I ran 10 miles before 8 a.m. Having surpassed my personal 10k record only five days before, I wasn't going to allow a little ceremony to interfere with my training. My husband and I ran every day during...
Sayeeda Warsi: A Signal to the Muslim World
Byline: Nick Jackson As chairperson of Britain's Conservative Party and the minister without port-folio in David Cameron's newly formed cabinet, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, 39, is the first Muslim and Briton of South Asian origin to attain this high...
The Economic X Factor
Byline: Rana Foroohar Companies are looking for a slice of the women's market. Anyone who's seen sex and the city 2 (and this is not a recommendation to go see it; suffice to say it fits the conventional wisdom about sequels) may have noticed...
The First to the Top of the Hill
Byline: Jennie Yabroff Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow is just a woman who likes to blow stuff up. Just before dawn one morning in July 2008, Kathryn Bigelow was setting up a shot for The Hurt Locker in the Jordanian desert. The movie, which won...
The New Putin Profile
Byline: Owen Matthews and Anna Nemtsova; With Konstantin Gaaze and Mikhail Zygar in Moscow The leader who bashed America and embraced Stalin is now backing a major thaw in Russian foreign policy. Just three years ago, Vladimir Putin was raving...
Women on the Verge
Byline: Allison Samuels For decades, they've shone in front of the camera. Now women are taking over behind the scenes. Jada Pinkett smith laughs knowingly when she discusses learning the "language of man" in her role as a producer, director,...