Volume 9, Number 14, April 13, 1982




Alexander King, a Club of Rome founder.

From New Delhi

by Paul Zykofsky

After the Bangladesh coup.

Inside Canada

by Pierre Beaudry

The hidden power of the Crown.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Saudi-bashing escalates.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

U.S. proposes oil-for-technology deals.


by Christian Curtis

Anti-drug group sues ADL and Sun-Times.

Congressional Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda


Time for a real oil policy.


U.S. Bankruptcies: The Causes and Consequences

by Leif Johnson

With special attention to International Harvester, and the likelihood of a “free-trade” push in GATT that will make matters worse.

The Common Agriculture Policy: Key to Europe’s Farm Productivity

by Cynthia Parsons

In Part I of a two-part report, Cynthia Parsons untangles the workings of the European Community institution and outlines its achievements.

Business Leaders Talk about Volcker, Protectionism, and Japan’s Future

by Daniel Sneider

The second installment of Asia Editor Daniel Sneider’s series on his recent trip to Japan.

International Credit

by Renée Sigerson

No agenda in Brussels.

Trade Review

by Mark Sonnenblick

Currency Rates


by Kathy Burdman

IBFs prompt Venetian invasion.

Business Briefs

Special Report

Who Wields the Oil Weapon, and Why

by Robert Dreyfuss

Economic warfare: The True Story of the 1970s Great Oil Hoax

by Robert Dreyfuss

It starts with Libya.

A Profile of the Oil Multinationals

by William Engdahl

The Anglo-Dutch are the key.

Oil Price Cuts To Force Depopulation within the Producing Countries

by Richard Freeman


Italy On Alert Against ‘Operation Nightmare’

by Vivian Zoakos

Counter-measures to deal with a Sicilian upheaval.

British Royal Family Tied to Sicily Plot

by Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson traces the U.K. members of the fascist Propaganda-2 lodge.

Soviets Bid To Fill Post-China Card Power Vacuum on Asian Continent

by Richard Katz

Brezhnev’s overtures toward Peking are part of a much broader picture.

A Lesson in Alexander Haig’s ‘Romantic’ Death-Squad Democracy

by Gretchen Small

El Salvador after the elections and Guatemala after the coup.

Caracas Draws Away from Haig’s Policies

by Dennis Small

Latin America Editor Dennis Small reports on his trip to Venezuela.

Can Venezuela Stay Free of Terrorism?

by Dennis Small

Federal Reserve and IMF Incite a Stampede Against Mexico

by Robyn Quijano

International Intelligence


Minority Leader Wright Poses Challenge to Volcker

by Graham Lowry

The Texas Democrat has identified high interest rates as the reason for economic disaster, not its cure-his speech was blacked out of the press. And if November realities catch up with Congress, the momentum for tax hikes and further budget cuts, under Volcker’s orders, will abate.

Senate Hearings Link Abscam to Billygate

by Susan Kokinda

Further evidence that the Justice Department officials who so self-righteously pursued Abscam victims covered up the scope and implications of the Carter Libya scandal. Washington correspondent Susan Kokinda attended the Hatch-DeConcini hearings.

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