Volume 11, Number 14, April 10, 1984




by Cynthia Parsons

A disastrous U.S. export policy.

Foreign Exchange

by Kathy Burdman

Decoupling Europe from the dollar.

Middle East Report

by Judith Wyer

Moscow tightens its grip on Syria.

New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Zia reshuffles the deck.

Attic Chronicle

by Phocion

Condemned to slow death?

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Victimized by Dr. K.’s decoupling game.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

PAN takes up the Moscow line.

Book Review

by Kathleen Klenetsky

A Different Kind of Presidency, by Theodore C. Sorensen.

Elephants and Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Is killing America’s elderly one of Hart’s ‘new ideas’?

Kissinger Watch

by M.T. Upharson

Will Henry decide to sue Lyndon LaRouche?


The spring 1984 crisis is here.


The U.S. Banking System After Argentina

by David Goldman

America, not just the Ibero-Americans, is setting itself up for a “debt-for-equity” grab on the part of the European family fortunes and their banks.

Debtor’s Cartel Formed ... To Bail Out Banks

by Valerie Rush

A preliminary report on the March 30 deal whereby its fellow debtors help Argentina “bridge” its interest payments.

Documentation: Interview with an Administration official close to Paul Volcker.

Mexico’s President Launches His Tour

by Robyn Quijano

Of the continent’s other major debtor nations.

Brazil: ‘No Hope for Us, the Way We Are Going’

Speaking in the United States, Brazilian Vice-President Aureliano Chaves tells the press that the current IMF “restructuring” programs are compounding the country’s problems.

Thai Banks Approve Kra Canal Project

by Gail G. Kay and Sophie Tanapura

At a seminar in Bangkok co-sponsored by EIR, a green-light financial analysis was presented.

U.S. Stance Toward the Third World: Hostage to the Genocide Lobby

Congressional testimony by economist Jacqueline R. Kasun.

Currency Rates

Business Briefs

Special Report

The Soviet Economy: Everything Goes for War Build-Up

by Criton Zoakos and Laurent Murawiec

How the West Helped Build the Soviet War Machine

by Criton Zoakos and Laurent Murawiec

Looting the East European Colonies for the Russian Imperial War Effort

by Konstantin George

Military Scales Down Nuclear Program

by Clifford Gaddy


The Russian Junta Slams Dr. K.’s Back Channel

by Criton Zoakos

‘We Need a Good, Expensive Arms Race’

by Laurent Rosenfeld

A report on the EIR-sponsored March 23-24 conference on strategic energy-beam defense in Paris.

Documentation: On March 26, Jacques Chirac, the leader of the Gaullist RPR party, calls for a European beam-weapons policy.

Khomeini Legalizes Inhuman Butchery

by Judith Wyer

Islamic Terrorists Threaten the West

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Egypt: An Urgent Test Case for America’s Policy Toward Africa

by Thierry Lalevée

International Intelligence


Weinberger Clears the Deck for Beam Weapons

by Robert Gallagher

The appointment of a strong chief for the new Strategic Defense Initiative program, following the Scowcroft recommendation for “extreme caution.”

Why LaRouche Democrats Are Winning at the Polls

by Warren J. Hamerman

Their fight against Kissinger’s return to the White House, and their platform for an American renaissance, produced primary election victories in three states this March.

Henry A. Kissinger: Soviet Agent of Influence

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The transcript of EIR founder Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.’s historic March 26 national television broadcast.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda and Susan Kokinda

National News