The Issue: How Putin Plans to Crush ISIS in Syria

In this week's issue of Newsweek Europe, contributing editor Owen Matthews writes about the remarkable transformation of Russian President Vladimir Putin from international pariah to possible dealmaker in Syria.

Putin's plan: keep Syria's authoritarian President Bashar al-Assad in place, make deals with moderate rebels and crush militant group ISIS. Can the man we call "The Terminator" bring his version of stability to the chaos in Syria?

Also in this issue, staff writer Mirren Gidda looks at another battle ISIS has on its hands. This time the militant group is facing hackers and Western government agents. The hacktivists are trying to bring down the social media feeds ISIS runs and some are even trying to detect terrorist plots before they happen.

In our Downtime section this week, food writer Bruce Palling asks the question, "Are the world's most expensive restaurants worth it?"

All this and more in the new issue of Newsweek Europe.