Volume 8, Number 16, April 21, 1981



Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Another brawl in the economic cabinet.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Strategic debate surfaces in Israel.

Congressional Calendar

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

Canada: new oil giant?


Treasury Spokesman Out-Feds the Fed

by David Goldman

Confirmation that the Friedman versus supply-side debate was phony.

Documentation: Beryl Sprinkel in House testimony.

OMB Wrecks the Housing Dream

by Richard Freeman

The current state of mortgages and homebuilding, and how Stockman wants to finish them off.

Why the Fight over the Trident Missile?

by Leif Johnson


by Kathy Burdman

S&Ls don’t stand a chance with MMFs.


by Susan B. Cohen

Boxing Haig in on the embargo.

Currency Rates

India’s New Five-Year Plan: Pursuit of Industrial Growth

by Paul Zykofsky

India’s Future Borrowing Plans

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

The Solution to the Polish Crisis

by David Goldman

Brezhnev Heads for Western Europe

by Rachel Douglas

Documentation: A grid of recent diplomacy.

The Future of Poland’s Debt: Productivity or Default?

by Renée Sigerson

How the debt crunch occurred, and the way to end it.

Interest Rates and National Security

by David Goldman

France, Germany Set Arab Loan

by Renée Sigerson

The significance of the new bond issue.

Bonn and Paris Put Britain on the Ropes

by Vivian Zoakos


Secretary of State Haig’s Fiasco in the Middle East

by Nancy Coker

Lebanon: The Plan To Force a New Partition

by Judith Wyer

Japan Under Rearmament Pressure

by Richard Katz

Alongside further fanning of the China Card.

Coup Attempt Had Regional Target

by Ramtanu Maitra

A report on Thailand.

Mexican ‘Greenies’ Surface in a Drive Against Nuclear Energy

by Elsa Ennis and Timothy Rush

Documentation: How the new environmentalist movement there was created.

Monetarism Pulverizes Colombia

by Carlos Cota Meza and Valerie Rush

A report from Bogotá.

International Intelligence


Haig’s Future on the Line, Foreign Policy in Flux

by Kathleen Murphy

The view from Washington, and from U.S. allies. The Reagan team’s “don’t rock the boat” attitude may be short-lived.

‘Manchurian Candidate’ Pattern Behind Assassination Potential

by Scott Thompson

An update on the trail of would-be past-and future-“kook” assassins.

Stockman’s Link to Global 2000

by Lonnie Wolfe

His involvement in congressional population reduction activity, and his current AID budget proposal.

Documentation: Testimony by AID’s acting director.

Trilateralists Stage Defense of Volcker’s Credit Policy

by Scott Thompson

The commissioners are not all-knowing or all-powerful, notes our first-hand report of their March meeting in Washington, but they’re stubborn.

National News