Volume 10, Number 26, July 5, 1983



Janez Stanovnik

by Edith Vitali and Hartmut Cramer

Senior adviser on foreign economic policy and former cabinet member of the Yugoslav government.

M.M. Bhatnagar

by Ortrun Cramer and Hartmut Cramer

General Manager of India’s Heavy Machine Building Plant of the Heavy Engineering Corporation.

S. Samarapungavan

by Hartmut Cramer and Ortrun Cramer

Chairman, Steel Authority of India, Ltd.

V. Subramony

by Hartmut Cramer and Ortrun Cramer

Managing Director, Rourkela Steel Plant.

Naresh C. Nayak

by Hartmut Cramer and Ortrun Cramer

General Manager for Works, Rourkela Steel Plant.

General Giulio Macrí

by Giuseppe Filliponi

An expert on advanced military applications of technology, and a European Labor Party candidate for the Italian Chamber of Deputies.


Science & Technology

by Marsha Freeman

Lasers will maximize space communications.

Italy’s War on Crime

by Marco Fanini

In a single night.

Kissinger Watch

by M.T. Upharson

Seven months later.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda and Susan Kokinda


The scandal behind Volcker’s return.


The Volcker Albatross Can Sink the Ship

by David Goldman

Yugoslav Spokesmen Address the Urgency of the World Debt Crisis

Leaders of Yugoslavia, a founder of the Non-Aligned movement, acknowledge that the financial crisis is beyond solution within single nations, as a speech at the Belgrade UNCTAD VI conference and unprecedented coverage of Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s support for the debt bomb attest.

India’s Steel Industry Shows the Potential for a North-South Industrial Takeoff

Currency Rates

The Kra Canal Plan: A ‘Great Project’ for Thailand and for World Trade

by Steven Bardwell

International Credit

by Renée Sigerson

Citibank and other strange things.

Business Briefs

Special Report

The Swiss Banking Empire: Center of the Fourth Reich

by Laurent Murawiec

Few believe Switzerland is simply the realm of ski lifts and watchworks; fewer understand the strategic capabilities and hatred of the Western Renaissance tradition on the part of the “gnomes.”

Centuries of Swiss Expertise: Usury, Jacobinism, ‘One Worldism,’ and Dirty Money

From the creation of “little Genoa” and the deployments of Jacques Necker to the Nazi chief of the Union Bank of Switzerland, Alfred Schaefer.


Ibero-American Labor Revolt Hastens Showdown with IMF

by Mark Sonnenblick

Beam Weapons’ Strategic and Economic Potential Suddenly Placed on French Agenda

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Documentation: The French press examines ABM weaponry goals.

Gromyko Hails West’s Anti-Nuclear Movement

by Rachel Douglas

What happened at the Soviet Central Committee meeting.

The Politburo’s Geidar Aliyev and the Heritage of Fundamentalist Insurgencies in the Mideast

by Thierry Lalevée

Aliyev’s recent promotion must be seen in the context of his capabilities for destabilizing the Mideast.

After Thai-Vietnam Talks on Kampuchea

by Richard Katz

International Intelligence


Anti-nuclear Ruling Threatens National Security

The Washington State Supreme Court decision allowing utilities to default on bonds raised to build five nuclear plants could bankrupt the state power authority—and bring to a halt investment in both nuclear and fossil-fuel energy generation.

Harriman Democrats Blind to Labour Party Downfall in British Elections

by Graham Lowry

They are still campaigning for disarmament—on Yuri Andropov’s terms.

Justice Department’s Giuliani To Oversee a Pact between FBI and Peace Movement?

by Charles Tate

National News