Volume 9, Number 20, May 25, 1982




by Richard Katz

Lionel Olmer, U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

The Law of the Sea.


by William Jones

Per Engdahl, a leader of the Fascist International in Sweden.

Inside Canada

by Pierre Beaudry

Education under stress in Quebec.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

The FBI scandal: Part I.

Middle East Report

by Nancy Coker

Israel, Argentina, and Great Britain.

Eye on Washington

by Stanley Ezrol

Congressional Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda


The Machiavellian imperative.


Group of Thirty Plans for Post-Crash Controls

by Richard Freeman

As EIR warned last year, a “council” run by the Bank for International Settlements is on the drawing boards to oversee credit rationing.

Congress To Force a Debt Default Crisis?

by Richard Freeman

Senator Moynihan and others seek legislation to declare Poland in default, despite the consequences for the world banking system.

Currency Rates

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

The “recovery” without capital spending.

International credit

by Kathy Burdman

Britain’s squeeze comes to Asia.

Trade Review

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

How the Mitterrand Regime Has Begun To Destroy France

by Philip Golub

Including its foreign policy.

The Socialist Party Loses Its Mandate To Govern

by Philip Golub

Domestic instability mounts.

France Once Again Becomes the ‘Sick Man of Europe’

by Laurent Murawiec

Interior Minister Defferre Leads Mafia Family Warfare

by Christine Juarez

Organized crime.

Mitterrand’s Policy Scorecard Reviewed

by Garance Upham Phau

Why the Socialists’ Nuclear Shutdown Failed

by Garance Upham Phau

Where Has the Opposition Gone?

by Jacques Cheminade


NATO Backs the British Empire Military Doctrine

by Susan Welsh

The implications of the May 7 decision to move for out-of-area military deployments.

Documentation: Excerpts from Henry Kissinger’s May 10 speech to the Royal Institute for International Affairs, in which he describes how the British Foreign Office has run the U.S. State Department for much of the postwar period.

Haig Loses the U.S. a Traditional Ally

by Mark Sonnenblick

The Brazilian President’s visit to Washington.

Documentation: Comments by Jardin dc Mattos and the Comte de Chambrun.

Persian Gulf a Prime Target for a Restructured NATO

by Judith Wyer

The Rapid Deployment Force blueprints.

Mrs. Gandhi Opens New Ties with Saudis

by Ramtanu Maitra

Despite Saudi Arabia’s ties to Pakistan, the meeting was fruitful.

Poland: Behind the Failure To Reach an Accord

by Rachel Douglas

A report on the recent disturbances in Poland.

International Intelligence


Reagan Is Boxed In on Eve of Summit Meeting

by Richard Cohen

The budget compromise, the Malvinas question, and the capitulation to arms-control gambits.

Ending the Age of Thermonuclear Terror

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

An excerpt from EIR founder LaRouche’s new National Democratic Policy Committee document on military strategy for the United States.

Documentation: Beam weapons and how they work.

Douglas Raises Storm in Pennsylvania

by Mary McCourt

Steven Douglas, backed by the NDPC, is expected to make a strong showing in the gubernatorial primary.

National News