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Burma has repressed its people for decades. Now it’s ready to play nice with America.
A Sober Man and True
The British press might do well to emulate Lord Justice Brian Leveson, the judge presiding over the ethics hearings following the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.
Sting Like A Butterfly
Female pugilists have battled for equal status in their sport. Now they’re primed to be the next Olympic superstars.
Why You Should Care About Europe
As the economic crisis rages, leading British historian Simon Schama makes an impassioned plea: America's fate remains deeply intertwined with the continent.
Inside the City of Fear
James Harkin is one of the few non-Syrian journalists to get into Homs. A report from the inside the strife-torn country.
Interview: Viktor Ivanov
Russia’s top antinarcotics official, a former KGB officer and ally of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, speaks about why his country must help its southern neighbors fight drugs.
Amsterdam's Timeless Charm
Reflections on the Dutch city where centuries swirl in the twilight.
Spain’s prime minister–elect is a professed Catholic with a notably Protestant ethos.
Alek Wek's Hunger Diary
Africa is famished. America is fat. Sudanese-born model Alek Wek, now living in Brooklyn, knows both worlds. As told to Abigail Pesta.
Nuclear Power Goes Rogue
Post-Fukushima, the market for nuclear power is changing latitudes. Here’s what’s at stake.
The Real Revolution Begins
Getting rid of Mubarak was the easy part. Taking on Egypt’s military leadership will be far more difficult.
The Trouble With Technocrats
Mario Monti to the rescue? Saving Italy from itself will take more than number-crunching.
The president’s chief of staff is the man behind the throne—and the Supreme Leader wants him gone.
Congress's $492 Billion Bet
Congress is poised to slash defense spending. Great idea—as long as China remains our buddy and the Middle East embraces brotherly love.
Middle East: Bloody Democracy
As chaos flared on the streets of Cairo Saturday, Newsweek looks at Egypt's fears of violence as its first free elections near.
Europe Disaster Headed to U.S.
Can America withstand the death spiral of debt?
A Stagnant Union Let Down by Its Leaders
Europe is losing the global game—and lurching to a new nadir.
What Made the Spooks Disappear
They were simultaneously shadowy and larger than life—but now they’re gone.
Casablanca's Quickening Pulse
Tahar Ben Jelloun on Morocco’s white city by the sea.
A Taliban letter sounds a newly moderate note while the Haqqani faction puts out a how-to book for jihad.
Holy Middle Class!
Moscow’s Gorky Park used to be a place to avoid. Now it’s a magnet for the Russian bourgeoisie.
The popular Pakistani politician and former cricket player talks about what’s next in Afghanistan, what his country can learn from China, and the fallout from the U.S. raid on Osama bin Laden.
Not Just Any Old Charlatan
Silvio Berlusconi embodies Italy’s greatest weaknesses and its worst instincts.
A Civil War Revived
Turkey’s prime minister promised peace with the country’s Kurdish separatists. A year later, violence between the two sides is worse than ever.
Moscow Mon Amour
Meet a mega-rich Pygmalion, his coarse ‘creation,’ and a romantic who battles the wrecking ball.
'Heir to the Heir' Gets an Upgrade
New Crown Prince Nayef is more conservative than the ailing king—but will he make it to the monarchy?
In Solidarity with Bangkok
With his beloved city inundated, our correspondent returns to his old haunts.
Italy's Foodie Paradise
From three-star restaurants to humble markets, Tuscany is a gourmand’s paradise.
Catherine, the Great Human Being
A new book depicts the Russian monarch as she really was: enlightened, insightful, and passionate.