Volume 9, Number 17, May 4, 1982



Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

Another WPPSS plant bites the dust?

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

The partition of Jordan.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

A parliamentary system?

Eye on Washington

by Stanley Ezrol

Congressional Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda


Will the U.S. remain powerless?


Swiss Cashing In as Financial Fears Mount

by David Goldman

Economics Editor David Goldman reports from West Germany.

Currency Rates

Oil-Price Drop and Capital Outflows Threaten the Venezuelan Economy

by Dennis Small

A survey based on Latin America Editor Dennis Small’s recent trip to Caracas.

Venezuelan Economist Calls for Exchange Controls

A Program To Launch Industrial Recovery

In Venezuela.

NATO Control over East-West trade?

by Richard Freeman

A plan from Chase Manhattan and Pentagon policy planner Fred Iklé.

International Credit

by Renée Sigerson

Central banks’ “hit list” expands.


by Montresor

A Swiss dictatorship?

Trade Review

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

Can America Revive Its Military Tradition?

by Criton Zoakos

Will NATO Fight Population Wars?

by Lonnie Wolfe

Documentation: Excerpts from the spring Foreign Affairs proposal on “no first use” of nuclear arms; interviews with Gen. Maxwell Taylor, Carroll Wilson, and others; “Who’s Who” in the ESECS group and the Atlantic Council; Excerpts from the Atlantic Council policy paper The Credibility of the NATO Deterrent.

Haig Backs London’s NATO Reorganization

by Lonnie Wolfe

LaRouche Outlines Counterplan for NATO Restructuring


The Strategic Stakes in the Malvinas Question

by Robyn Quijano

The Oil Weapon in the Gulf War

by Judith Wyer

Saudi Arabia can finance Iraq’s war effort further but cannot withstand a military attack on the oilfields.

Economic Nationalism Challenges U.S. Investment Policy in the Pacific Basin

by Ramtanu Maitra

Malaysia and Indonesia want industrial inputs, not resource grabs.

Olof Palme and the Malmö International

by William Engdahl

International Intelligence


The Clue to the Deeper Meaning of the Monroe Doctrine

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The East Side Conservative Club: A Threat to National Security?

by Scott Thompson and Charles Tate

Tom Bolan, Roy Cohn, William Buckley, Maxwell Rabb, et al. not only have unsavory business habits and links to the drug lobby, but also intersect the Propaganda-2 conspiracy.

A Change for the Worse in Party Rules

by Freyda Greenberg

The Democratic National Committee first established “fruitcake pluralism;” the next stage: control of the Presidential nominating process by the Committee and anti-constituency officials.

National News