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. 18, November 1

All of China's a Stage
Byline: Ginanne Brownell Struggling Western musicians, actors, and artists are finding a receptive audience on the mainland. Three years ago, during a stopover in Hong Kong on the way home from Australia to Poland, Slawomir Swierzynski and his...
America Turns Inward
Byline: Christopher Dickey Apathy, not activism, is likely to dominate U.S. foreign policy after November. Americans have forgotten the rest of the world. Nothing could make that clearer than the candidates running for election to the U.S. Congress...
A New Fix for the Needy
Byline: Christopher Werth Patronizing the poor is proving to be a deadbeat strategy. Why trusting those in need may be the answer. As she approaches her 50th birthday this month, Zanele Figlan has seen firsthand what does and does not work in...
A Party in Every Port
Byline: Nathan Savin Scott Sharing adventures in sailing around the world. Many of us, at one time or another, dream of sailing around the world: climbing aboard a boat with just the barest of necessities and setting out for ports and adventures...
Bibi's Not Nixon
Byline: R. M. Schneiderman When Benjamin Netanyahu began his second stint as Israel's prime minister last spring, he appeared well positioned to negotiate a peace settlement with the Palestinian Authority. Just as U.S. President Richard Nixon's...
Capstone in Wen's Legacy?
Byline: Duncan Hewitt China's premier Wen Jiabao has been raising eyebrows lately by publicly calling for political reform. Wen is widely seen as one of the country's more open-minded leaders. But how serious is he about pushing for change--and...
Dragon Hunting
Byline: Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop Luxury sails to Komodo Island In 1910, Lt. van Steyn van Hensbroek of the Dutch colonial administration in Indonesia, set out in search of the mysterious "land crocodiles" he had heard about. On Komodo island he...
Finding More in the Tank
Byline: Daniel Lyons Instead of jumping through hoops to make an electric car that most people can't even afford, why not just develop an internal-combustion engine that gets really amazing gas mileage? That's the premise of Troy, Michigan-based...
Is It Islamic or Islamist?
Byline: Hayri Abaza and Soner Cagaptay The West's confusion spells trouble. Now that even the tolerant, liberal Swedes have elected an anti-Islam party to their Parliament, it's pretty clear that such controversies are mounting because both the...
Merkel Nails the Foreign Question
Byline: Andrew Nagorski When Chancellor Angela Merkel said multiculturalism in Germany has "utterly failed," the commentariat revolt was swift, and way off the mark. Merkel was accused of pandering to her right-wing constituency and lurching right...
No Effort Too Great
Byline: Linda Flanagan When my son flopped down on my bed with tears in his eyes, I knew I was in trouble. "Mom, one of my baby rats needs to see the vet," he said. A week before, the female rat--way too young, in my naive view, to be sexually active--he...
Ramzan Kadyrov: 'I Do Not Want Independence'
Byline: Anna Nemtsova In 2004, Chechnya's president, Ahkmad Kadyrov, the face of the Kremlin Chechenization project, was assassinated and his son Ramzan took power. Ramzan went much further than his father: human-rights groups have accused him of...
Suites upon the Sea
Byline: Sana Butler Cruise liners offer luxury 'ship within a ship' stays. The idea of going on a cruise with some 4,000 strangers makes me slightly seasick. I am not cut out for cramped cabins, crowded Jacuzzis, long buffet lines, and shore...
The Royal Treatment
Byline: Tara Weingarten A trip back in time through the Scottish Highlands. It's dinnertime on the royal Scotsman, a super-luxe holiday train traveling through the Highlands of Scotland, and several of the male guests are sporting full kilt regalia....
Traveling the Frozen Waters
Byline: Sophie Grove Europeans explore the continent on skates. It's rare to see the waterlogged fields near Cambridge's Fens frozen solid. Last winter, global warming paused long enough for the members of the British speed-skating team to take...