Volume 8, Number 8, February 24, 1981



Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Haig bullies Europe on RDF.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

The talk of Hermosillo.

Capitol Hill Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

A Canadian blueprint for disaster.


The Stakes in the Fight over Eximbank

by David Goldman

U.S. allies and competitors thought the Carter funding level was silly. OMB’s Stockman wants less.

Why West Germany Clinched the Soviet Natural Gas Deal

by George Gregory

Our Bonn bureau chief reports that they don’t believe in “dependency” cries, and describes how the talks moved ahead.

Where To Cut–Where Not To Cut

by Richard Freeman

An overview of the U.S. budget debate.

Foreign Exchange

by David Goldman

No German break from the EMS.

International Credit

by Renée Sigerson

Let them have Hong Kongs.


by Montresor

An EMS link for the dollar?

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick


by Kathy Burdman

Behind the thrifts’ profit squeeze.

Currency Rates

Business Briefs

Special Report

Europe’s offer to the White House

by Robyn Quijano

The interest-rate disarmament conference’ proposal from Bonn’s Foreign Ministry is part of a larger economic development offensive, explains EIR’s associate editor.

Documentation: The full text of the Feb. 6 Franco-German summit communiqué, and excerpts from three interviews with leading European bankers.

The European Monetary Fund Is Indispensable

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

By the man who helped create Phase One of the EMS.

How Alexander Haig Plans To Undercut Euro-American Entente

by Vivian Zoakos

The Motives for Europe’s Opposition to Volcker

by David Goldman

‘Italy Must Save Her Vital Steel Capacity’

by Dr. Giuseppe Filipponi

Interview with G. Vecchietti, director of the Industrie Siderurgiche Associate (ISA).


The Choices for Reagan in the Persian Gulf

by Robert Dreyfuss

The potential for stabilizing Iran.

Documentation: And the counter-potential for overthrowing Iraq’s Sadam Hussein and cutting off oil flows once more.

Gaullist Leader Michel Debré Demands a Strong America

by Garance Upham Phau

In an exclusive interview, the former Prime Minister states that a new monetary system can end unemployment and inflation.

Prime Minister Suzuki Mounts Diplomatic Effort for World Bank

by Ramtanu Maitra

A report on the ASEAN tour.

‘Peking Is Lying’

U.S.-Korea Summit Bears Economic Fruit

by Richard Katz

Colombia: Energy Austerity Undermines High Investment Potential

by Carlos Cota Mesa and Valerie Rush

Documentation: The advent of another Friedmanite finance czar.

Wiesner Duran Challenged by Bogotá Industrialist

Will Colombia’s CP Turn Terrorist?

by Valerie Rush

International Intelligence


Haig Sponsors Carter’s Global 2000 Plan

by Lonnie Wolfe

A dossier on the State Department officials, think tankers, congressmen, and bankers who plan to wipe out billions of human beings.

The Danger of U.S. Fusion Budget Cuts

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

And how they relate to the Federal Reserve fight.

Congressman Demands Control over Paul Volcker

NASA’s Future under Reagan

by Marsha Freeman

The budget question and the spinoff potential.

Documentation: An exclusive interview with Rep. Donald Fuqua, chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee.

Thurman Demands a Democratic Revival

by Anita Gallagher

Part Two of an exclusive interview with the new chairman of the Association of Democratic State Chairs.

‘Reagangate’ Gambits Multiply

by Scott Thompson

National News