Volume 7, Number 39, October 7, 1980




The American spirit lives.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menendez

More than a campus battle.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Behind the Turkish coup.

Congressional Calendar

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

What about nuclear energy?


A Sunset Policy for U.S. Basic Industry?

by Richard Freeman

Two Democratic policy groups have put forth opposing programs for the future of U.S. steel and auto. The Stevenson-Bentsen version would phase them out. Included: interviews with economist Lester Thurow, the Commerce Department’s Fred Knickerbocker, and “revitalizer” Eli Ginzberg.


by Kathy Burdman

Free banking zone on front burner.


by Susan B. Cohen

R&D cuts traded for Carter votes?


by Alice Roth

Price jump not just a scare reflex.

International Credit

by Renée Sigerson

EMS at loggerheads with IMF.

Trade Review

by Mark Sonnenblick

Currency Rates

Business Briefs

Special Report

The Significance of the West German National Elections

by Webster Tarpley

Helmut Schmidt’s future policy choices, and the changing of the guard in all the parties, will have a decisive effect on the future of the Atlantic Alliance and the world’s economic well-being. Webster Tarpley relays a full-scale analysis.

Catholic Bishops Attack Schmidt

Der Spiegel attacks the EAP

The Philosophies of the Candidates


The Iraqi War To Clean Out Khomeini

by Robert Dreyfuss

The offensive launched against Khomeini’s Iran by Iraq’s Saddam Hussein has caught Washington and London wholly off guard. It could not only help stabilize the Middle East, but significantly shift the balance of strategic forces in favor of the European peace axis.

Iraq Shatters U.S.-Iran Pact on the Hostages

by Judith Wyer

Franco-Iraqi Military Deals Aid Arab Economic Buildup

by Judith Wyer

The Diplomatic Record of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein

Gromyko Issues an Icy Warning

by Rachel Douglas

Dropping all protocol to reject the U.S. “limited” nuclear war doctrine.

Shanwar Bhutto on Muslim Fanatics

by Thierry Le Marc and Edith Hassman

An exclusive interview on Pakistan and Afghanistan with the son of Pakistan’s greatest leader.

Chopping Block for Polish Industry

by Rachel Douglas

The opponents of heavy capital investment are taking over. An interview with a Polish correspondent stationed at the Vatican casts further light on how the destabilization occurred.

Who’s Running the Omega 7 Threat

by Jeffrey Steinberg

International Intelligence


U.S. Army Found Unfit for Combat

by Konstantin George

Why some policymaking circles, and some of America’s top military officers, are alarmed at the Carter administration’s defense-spending and war-fighting doctrines alike.

Another Crisis and Another Committee

by L. Wolfe

The Carter Administration is setting up both.

The Real Winner of the Debate

by Nancy Spannaus

Contributing Editor Nancy Spannaus on the Reagan-Anderson display.

Fusion Energy Bill Clears Congress

by Graham Lowry

What the final bill looks like that will expand fusion R&D.

National News