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. 160, No. 24, December 10

Archive of Adventures
Byline: Katie Baker Christie's auctions off National Geographic treasures. Who can forget those eyes? Two pools of green in a sunburnt face, staring out from the depths of Afghanistan. When Steve McCurry's "Afghan Girl" appeared on the cover...
Central Banker: Mark Carney
Byline: Daniel Gross A Canadian takes the helm at the Bank of England. As a goalie on Harvard's hockey team in the 1980s, Mark Carney had a perfect record. He played for 5 minutes and 54 seconds in a single varsity game, made five saves, and...
Inside Israel's Damage Control
Byline: Dan Ephron The loss was inevitable. The question was what to do next. Israel's leaders stayed surprisingly calm last week. In the weeks leading up to Thursday's vote on upgrading the Palestinians' U.N. membership, a few senior Israeli...
Man of the People?
Ghana's John Dramani Mahama inherited a presidency. a[umlaut]Now he hopes to win it outright. President John Dramani Mahama takes to the stage in a brightly lit room, its white walls draped in Ghanaian flags. Dressed in a loose-fitting black shirt,...
No Dictators Allowed
Egyptians protest a presidential power play. Amr Darrag is on a call when a second phone in his Cairo office begins to ring. He's been awake since 6 a.m., and the stack of papers on his desk swells with every passing minute. A leader in Egypt's...
Reviving Pushkin's Muse
Byline: Anna Nemtsova The Russian poet's wife gets a modern makeover. Gracefully, her narrow waist embraced in a tight corset, layers of skirts rustling behind her on the floor, Natalya Pushkina entered the room. Instead of her cousin, whom she...
The City: Jerusalem
Sayed Kashua on sadness and sin a[umlaut]in the Holy Land. "How can you live in that city?" my friends, both Jews and A-Arabs, ask me. They're right. Jerusalem has always been tough, and it's been getting more and more religious, extremist, and...
The Glory of Empire
A new exhibition celebrates Mughal India's artistic rulers. The Mughal empire's most famous legacy is the monumental architecture with which it stamped its rule across South Asia. But the fitting centerpiece of an intimate show filled with ravishing...
Trail of Tears
I met Victor, a Nigerian migrant working in Libya, when he was released from prison on the second night of violent protests in Tripoli in February 2011. He was gaunt and emaciated--like a photo negative of a skeleton. All day long, there had been reports...
What Does the M23 Want?
Byline: Melanie Gouby; Photographs by Michael Christopher Brown The rebels in eastern Congo occupied a city. But their ideology is unclear. Parading up and down Goma's main street, Col. Vianney Kazarama and his men finally enjoy the moment that...
When Time Is of the Essence
Productivity tips from an efficiency expert. For most workers, time is their most valuable asset. For those looking to make the most of their working hours, there's a new book, Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours, by Robert...