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. 20, November 15

A Bet on Mobile Pays Off
Byline: Daniel Lyons Google's Android operating system has affected virtually every part of the mobile-phone business--carriers, handset makers, software developers. In the U.S., it has breathed new life into Motorola, and helped Verizon and other...
Aid That Wins Hearts and Minds?
Byline: Tania Barnes For years, some analysts have argued that foreign aid--while well intentioned--accomplishes little in the way of winning hearts and minds. But a new study by the World Bank argues that may not always be the case. Five years...
Beyond the Cashmere Sweater
Byline: Nick Foulkes The vicuna, a small creature similar to a hornless gazelle, lives in the Andes 4,000 meters above sea level and yields a fabric that is light, warm, and super-soft. It is also four to six times as pricey as cashmere. Standing...
Chinese Economic Warfare
Byline: Isaac Stone Fish Don't expect a ceasefire, ever. Following the September clash between a Chinese fishing boat and a Japanese Coast Guard vessel near islands claimed by both countries, China retaliated: Chinese shipments of rare earth...
Dying to Live Forever
Byline: Katie Baker Nothing seems more modern than society's relentless obsession with reality-show stars, Hollywood tweets, and tabloid scandals. But a wildly entertaining new book by former Daily Telegraph literary editor Tom Payne suggests that...
Flirting with Isolation
Byline: Andrew Nagorski America's changing world view. During the midterm elections, candidates largely ignored foreign policy. Not even the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq stirred much interest. In a period of economic unease and disillusionment...
Has Integration Failed in Germany?
Byline: Mike Giglio German Green party co-leader Cem Azdemir has lately been a thorn in Chancellor Angela Merkel's side, challenging her on a controversial rail project in his home state of Baden-Wurttemberg as the Greens make unprecedented gains...
It's Springtime for Radicals
Byline: Jorge Castaneda Latin populists are surging again. Obviously the U.S. midterm elections stole most people's attention last week, but several important events in Latin America may have consequences almost as far-reaching, at least for...
Jagdish Bhagwati: Stop Worrying about China's Currency
Byline: Joel Schectman As leaders from the world's 20 major economies prepare to meet in Seoul this week, tensions continue to flare over trade imbalances and currency rates, particularly when it comes to China. Some analysts even say a trade war...
Room at the Table
Byline: B. J. Lee Even as the global economy begins to recover, the G20 has discovered a surprising, expanded role. When the finance ministers and central-bank chiefs of the group of 20 leading economies met in South Korea last month, the world...
Russia's Fake Hard Line
Byline: Owen Matthews and Anna Nemtsova Two decades after the Soviet retreat from Afghanistan, NATO is trying to bring Russia back to help fight drug trafficking and rebuild Afghan security forces. Under the deal, championed by NATO Secretary-General...
The Anglo-French Future
Byline: William Underhill Old rivals cut a pioneering deal. At the 2004 banquet to mark the centenary of the Entente Cordiale, the grand Anglo-French friendship pact, Queen Elizabeth allowed herself a small example of British understatement....
Viktor Yushchenko: The Revolution Is Still Orange
Byline: William Schreiber Last week Ukrainians voted in local elections that many considered a test of the country's commitment to democracy. It was the first balloting since President Viktor Yanukovych, the Moscow-backed antagonist of the 2004...