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    The Correspondent

    The desert in Kuwait seemed such a wasteland. Goose farms near the Iraqi border yielded huge quantities of s--t, which gathered along the sides of the roads and in the yard of the house where we were squatting. When the sandstorms blew, so did the s--t, smearing the world with its stench. That patch of desert already felt abandoned to the war. There was no question that it would slide in of its own weight; it was just a question of when. The border—the constant pounding of tanks, the hovering helicopters, and the military police patrolling—was a trembling faultline.
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    David Frum on the Rhetoric of Iraq

    When the Bush administration decided to go to war in 2003, David Frum found himself at the center of a daunting messaging effort. In Newsweek, he looks back on Bush’s ‘axis of evil’ speech and more.
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    Hats Off…

    ...to the dedicated staff of Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
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    David Chase

    ‘The Sopranos’ creator David Chase on the anxieties of love.
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    Buddhas in Danger

    Among china’s greatest art treasures are the Buddhist caves near Dunhuang, an oasis on the fabled Silk Road that once linked China and Europe. Their ancient frescoes, sculptures, and other relics date as far back as A.D. 430 and have survived wars, environmental damage, antiquities hunters, and the chaotic Cultural Revolution. But their biggest threat today is tourism.
  • Depictions of Jesus

    Who Was Jesus?

    A recent papyrus that referenced Jesus’ wife caused an uproar. it may be a hoax, but what do we really know about the historical truth of the early life of Jesus? Even the gospels disagree.
  • Angels in the Wings

    Angels in the Wings

    Grassroots supporters, lobbyists, miracles, politics—even for the most venerated Catholics, it's a long climb.
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    Two Worlds Merge

    When the hurricane hit, the city's Orthodox Jews stepped up to care for their African-American neighbors.
  • Green Rankings

    Leaner and Greener

    Newsweek’s annual rankings reveal the planet’s biggest protectors—and polluters.
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    War of the Wombs

    Keith Mason and his wife are leading a growing national campaign to legally define human embryos as people, which would outlaw abortion—and possibly some forms of birth control, opponents say. In an exclusive interview, he discusses his ambitious plans.
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    Copenhagen

    Peter Høeg on a Danish metropolis with a sense of humanity.
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    Green Rankings Methodology Webinar

    In June, Newsweek and its research partners (Trucost and Sustainalytics) will be holding an online workshop for sustainability managers at the companies we are researching. In this webinar, we will go over the methodology and research process as well as answer questions. Further details and registration information will be posted on this page shortly. Please check back soon.
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    Erasing Kasparov

    Russia’s former world chess champion was supposed to defeat Putin. Does he have a move left to play?
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    Melinda Gates’s Birth-Control Bombshell

    She plans to use the Gates Foundation’s billions to revolutionize contraception worldwide. The Catholic right is pushing back. Is she ready for the political firestorm ahead?
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    A Dictator, Vanquished

    As Charles Taylor prepares to go to prison for war crimes, Nobel Prize winner Leymah Gbowee rebuilds a battered Liberia.
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    Kate’s First Royal Year

    She wowed the world at the wedding of the century, and now the Duchess of Cambridge is proving that she can handle the everyday with equal grace and style.
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    150 Women Who Shake the World

    They're heads of state and of household, fiery protesters and sly iconoclasts. Newsweek and The Daily Beast honor 150 women heroes.
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    A Year of Upheaval

    Even as 2012 gets underway, the world continues to be rocked by 2011’s big stories, from the epochal changes of the Arab Spring to the Japanese tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima. Will pro-democracy protests topple dictatorships elsewhere in the world? Can China and Germany lead the rest of us out of the global economic crisis? Is Al Qaeda on its way to the dustbin at last, 10 long years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan? Stay tuned.
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    The Rock’s New Boss

    Gibraltar’s leader wants to bring the British territory, long claimed by Spain, firmly into the future.
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    I Hate Therefore I Am

    Umberto Eco’s new book, ‘The Prague Cemetery,’ explores history’s deadliest hoax.
  • America Elects

    How to Crowd Source a President

    It’s not hard to find Americans fed up with the two-party system—just witness the skyrocketing number of voters registered as independents.
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    Our Research Partners

    Newsweek’s Green Rankings were compiled in collaboration with two leading research organizations.