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Death on the High Seas
Thinking about booking a cruise? The crew may be unprepared.
The Lost Bequest Of Hafez Assad
Modern Syria was made by a cruel strongman. His son, also cruel, is a man of straw.
Colombo on the Cusp
Shehan Karunatilaka on a capital that straddles the beautiful and the banal.
7 Top Reasons to Never Go on a Cruise
Your ship could capsize, your captain could abandon ship—but wait, there are even more good reasons to never go to sea.
The Law Of Putin’s Jungle
The Russian leader may be in for a surprise: he misjudges his adversaries.
The Butchers of Nigeria
How a corrupt nation bred Boko Haram, the Islamic sect terrorizing the country’s Christians.
Cairo Loses Its Voice
Can The Arab Spring’s Revolutionary Fervor Translate into great art?
Geert Wilders Must Stop
His Anti-Muslim diatribes are bound to cause harm.
Tim Mackintosh-Smith on Yemen’s seductive, aggressive capital.
Last Week's Events, Milestone, and Mishaps
Gay spies, bankers’ wives, banned underwear ... and an independent Scotland.
The Minigarch Next Door
A 22-year-old just bought Manhattan’s priciest pad. Meet the Russians taking America by storm.
Iraq's Fugitive Vice President
Tariq al-Hashimi has an arrest warrant on his head. He speaks to Newsweek about the country’s tenuous future.
The (Ultra-Orthodox) Jewish State?
Israel’s Haredi communities are booming. Why that spells trouble for the country’s future.
The Keys to the Kim-dom
Is this the beginning of the end of North Korea as we know it?
‘Western Teaching Is Forbidden’
Nigerians used to roll their eyes at the rants of Islamist group Boko Haram. Now security forces are cracking down hard. Maybe too hard.
Liars, Lobbyists, Blowhards, Old Goats
The worst of 2011, in an irreverent nutshell.
Al Qaeda on the Ropes
A young jihadist returns to his former unit on the Afghan border and finds only the desperate remnants of bin Laden’s once-dreaded organization.
Light, in the Heart of Darkness
Machine guns, thieving cabbies, and a sweet baby girl: welcome to adoption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Egypt’s Mean Queen
Former First Lady Suzanne Mubarak controlled Egypt behind the scenes, profiting from its misery. A year after the revolution, she still lives in luxury.
The Slime of Indecision
What to do about the Euro? When to do it? And to whom?
War Without End
Too bad the Taliban and their ISI backers have other ideas.
Richer but Repressed
China is wealthier than ever, yet corruption, censorship, and deep social problems are pervasive. What’s more important—money or freedom?
After the Wave
Japan’s disaster was seen as an opportunity to fix the country. But a year on, little has changed.
The Great Currency Smackdown
The dollar is the world’s premier reserve currency. But look out for the renminbi.
Baghdad Without America
At the moment, Iraq is a strange witches’ brew that could blow up—or, just possibly, turn into an elixir for the entire region.
Why NATO Matters
The Libyan intervention was a success, but alliance members are not happy. Next time they’re needed, will they say no?
The Worst Fall From Grace
Politicians fawned at Rupert Murdoch’s feet. Then a hacked phone brought the tycoon low.
Politics And Facts Don’t Match On The Border
Even as crossings slow to their lowest rate in four decades, politicians continue their tough talk and policies on immigration.
Halfway To Where?
In the aftermath of Russia’s elections, there are hints that things may finally be changing. the question is what the final outcome will be.