Volume 10, Number 20, May 24, 1983



Datuk Musa Hitam

The Malaysian deputy prime minister emphasizes the fight against drug trafficking, launched when he took control of the Home Ministry in 1981, as essential for the nation’s security.


Science & Technology

by Delia Arajo de Lozano

Lasers will optimize control of chemical processes in industry.

Report from Paris

by Sophie Tanapura

May ’68 or February ’34?

Italy’s War on Crime

by Marco Fanini

Terrorism’s new “social relevance.”

Middle East Report

by Mary Lalevée

Iranian “arc of crisis” again.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Who runs the PAN Party?

Report from Bonn

by George Gregory and Rainer Apel

The Hitler diary hoax.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda and Susan Kokinda


The causes of history.


New Debt Crisis Prompts Push for Restructuring

by C.L. Magister

Brazil is simply not paying. Both the proponents of an expanded IMF, and the advocates of a debtors cartel, have intensified their activity.

Documentation: Excerpts from French President François Mitterrand’s ambiguous May 9 speech calling for a new international monetary structure.

Brazil, World’s Biggest Debtor, Is Not Paying

Japan Policy Outlook: ‘No Real Recovery Without Development’

by Richard Katz

Completing his tour just before the Williamsburg economic summit, Nakasone asserts that the North can only achieve peace and prosperity if it brings stabilization and industrialization to the South.

W.A. Wallis: State’s Spokesman at the Williamsburg Summit

by Richard Cohen

A profile of George Shultz’s teacher and collaborator.

Max Karl: Cashing In on U.S. Banking Deregulation

by Renée Sigerson

Currency Rates

Malaysia Cracks Down on the Drug Traffickers

by Paul Zykofsky

Inside Canada

by Pierre Beaudry

Sharing the poverty.


by Cynthia Parsons

OMB versus market orders.

Business Briefs

Special Report

How Not To Solve the Debt Crisis

by Kathy Burdman

The British, Dutch, and Italian originators of the “global Big MAC” program, and its actual content.

Documentation: Statements by four advocates of a world central banking apparatus.

Global Central Bank Is Unconstitutional

Felix Rohatyn Is Selling Snake Oil

The author of the Big MAC plan that has destroyed New York City as an industrial center, wants to do the same thing for the rest of the world.

Big MAC Plans on the Left and the Right

Latin American Debt: Kissinger and Shultz Created the Crisis

by Christian Curtis

Their policies, not over investment by the nations of Latin America, are the source of the unpayable debt.


The Middle East after Shultz’s Shuttle Hoax

by Nora Hamerman

The Secretary’s negotiations have left Israel with a go-ahead to keep its troops in Lebanon, and bequeathed to the Middle East an imminent Syria-Israeli war.

‘Reagan Should Halt Aid to Israel Unless Israel Leaves Lebanon’

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Algeria Promotes Cooperation for Security in the Maghreb

by Thierry Lalevée

Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia are seeking common solutions to economic and political crisis.

Networks and Ideology of the Sufi Cult Spread Throughout the Mediterranean Region

by Thierry Lalevée

A belief structure derived from bastardizing Islam is being used to create religious wars in the nations of the western Mediterranean.

The Integrist Movement for a New Dark Age

Political Underworld at Work: KGB in France

by Laurent Murawiec

The aim of the KGB networks was political intelligence.

International Intelligence


The Scowcroft Target Is Beam-Weapons Policy

by Graham Lowry

Behind the scandal of the MX Commission chief’s open rejection of the President’s anti-missile defense effort is a faction fight that will determine the defense budget and much more.

What’s Wrong With the MX Commission?

by Lonnie


Its “hardened silo” and “Midgetman” recommendations are decoded in terms of the effort to retain the Mutually Assured Destruction doctrine.

Henry Kissinger Committed Treason in the SALT I Negotiations

by Robert Gallagher

How, and why, the Soviets were given certain military advantages: the classic case study in “arms control.”

Labor in Focus

by Stanley Ezrol

The IUD and “post-industrial” industry.

National News