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. 01, July 5

Bibi Is the New Bush
Byline: David A. Graham An ideological right-wing leader comes to power. The electorate is sharply polarized--they're still sore over terrorist attacks, but they have strong disagreements about how best to respond. The government, however, has no...
Caution in Kyrgyzstan
Byline: Owen Matthews It's still not clear what sparked the ethnic pogroms in south Kyrgyzstan that have forced up to 75,000 Uzbeks to flee their homes. But the most surprising reaction so far has been from Russia. Instead of seizing on the unrest...
Clapping Is Always Welcome
Byline: Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop Since becoming executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall five years ago, Sir Clive Gillinson has transformed one of the world's top performance venues into a center for cross-cultural and interdisciplinary...
Conduct Unbecoming
Byline: Seth Colter Walls It is not always advisable to believe the hype. Or we should at least be on guard for hype to be proved insufficient. In the case of Gustavo Dudamel--the 29-year-old Venezuelan wunderkind who took over the Los Angeles Philharmonic...
Japan's Salaryman in Chief
Byline: Takashi Yokota The country needs a bold reformer. Instead, its new prime minister is a risk-averse opportunist. Japan's new prime minister, Naoto Kan, is known as a self-made politician who clawed his way up to power. Unlike his five...
Phone Fight: Apple V. Google
Byline: Daniel Lyons; With Nick Summers Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently called the new iPhonea4 "the most precise, beautiful thing we've ever designed." He waxed on about its mind-blowing video-chat features and its gorgeous display. He didn't neglect...
Roza Otunbayeva: 'We'll Always Rely on Russia'
Byline: Anna Nemtsova Roza Otunbayeva became Kyrgyzstan's acting president in April after the violent ouster of Kurmanbek Bakiyev by angry crowds. Last week, after an explosion of interethnic violence in the country's south, she appealed to Russia...
The Post-China World
Byline: Ruchir Sharma; Sharma is head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley investment management. The end of the boom is now in sight, and the ripple effects of slower growth will span the globe. The way the global economy begins a decade reveals...
Upmarket-Facing Dog
Byline: Jerry Guo "Relax your kidneys, your pancreas, and your liver," my yoga instructor purred. Perhaps it was the 500-year-old Hindu temple I was meditating in or the sunset I observed while standing in the tree pose, but my gastrointestinal...
Why Democracy Isn't Working
Byline: Jason Mclure Despite an economic renaissance, much of Africa is drifting toward a new age of authoritarianism. To a casual observer, the tens of thousands of people who poured into the central square of Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on...
Yes He Kan?
Byline: Tobias Harris Restoring confidence in Japan's DPJ. With the election of Naoto Kan, the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has achieved a miracle. Following the resignations of embattled Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and scandal-tainted...