Volume 7, Number 51, December 30, 1980



Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Abba Eban goes to London.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menendez

Heavy fire on the southern border.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

Soviet Union far ahead in PNE use to develop energy.


A Declaration Of National Emergency?

by David Goldman

David Goldman assesses recent proposals to the Reagan transition team.

The Gameplan for U.S. Auto

by Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman on the current situation and the moves to sell off Chrysler.

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

The Salomon report.


by Susan B. Cohen

The commodity impact.


by Alice Roth

Protesting too much?

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick


by Kathy Burdman

Interstate banking on little cat’s feet.

Currency Rates

The International Operatives Who Want $100-a-Barrel Oil

by Judith Wyer

Judith Wyer pursues the implications of the latest OPEC price hike, and its Anglo-Italian instigators.

Documentation: A look at OPEC’s three main price hawks.

Business Briefs

Special Report

Iran’s Power Vacuum: Who Will Replace the Ayatollahs?

by Robert Dreyfuss

Robert Dreyfuss reports on the internal groundswell against Khomeini, and the factional battle for the succession.

Documentation: A broadcast by exile leader Shahpour Bakhtiar; an open letter to mediator Olof Palme from opposition spokesman Fariborz Nazari; extracts from interviews with Thomas Ricks and William Beem an.

Ibn Sina and the Potential for a New Euro-Arab Renaissance

by Mary Brannan

A report from Paris on the Dec. 12 conference cosponsored by EIR, which set the French press and the Khomeini apologists buzzing.


Brezhnev Reasserts a War-Avoidance Policy

by Rachel Douglas

The Soviet President’s recent initiatives have acute significance in the Kremlin factional battle.

Documentation: Brezhnev’s five-point proposal on the Persian Gulf.

The Brezhnev Visit: a Tribute to Gandhi

by Daniel Sneider

Europe Rejects NATO Line on East Bloc

by Susan Welsh

Rocard: A Postindustrial Enragé

by Garance Phau

French Socialist leader Michel Rocard spoke at Princeton.

Mexico Airs National Energy Plan

by Timothy Rush

Timothy Rush’s analysis.

Documentation: A summary of the plan and a report on its nuclear aspects.

Survival Questions for Israel: Economic and Military Strategy

by Mark Burdman

Italy: Socialists Urge Talks with Red Brigades

by Mary Sonnenblick

International Intelligence


Senators Join the Anti-Volcker Revolt

by Barbara Dreyfuss

Barbara Dreyfuss reports on the surge in vocal opposition to the Federal Reserve chairman among legislators, unionists, and farmers.

AFL-CIO’s Lane Kirkland Strikes a New Posture

Why the Reagan Cabinet Is Still Such an Enigma

by Nancy Spannaus

Contributing Editor Nancy Spannaus warns against judging appointees simply by their track records.

‘Good News from Israel’

by Warren Hamerman

A statement by National Democratic Policy Committee chairman Warren Hamerman.

Talking About the Job Ahead

EIR interviews Hamerman about the NDPC, the Democratic Party, and the atmosphere in Washington.

National News

Heritage Foundation Infiltrating Congress and the White House

by L. Wolfe

The attempt to control staffers and policy proposals.