Volume 11, Number 49, December 18, 1984



Abdul Hamid Bakoush

by Thierry Lalevée

The former Libyan Prime Minister whom Colonel Qaddafi mistakenly thought he had assassinated last month calls upon the West to finally do something to save the Third World from such tyrants.

Qaddafi: ‘We Could Kidnap Italians’


New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Rajiv Gandhi Takes Party Command.

Attic Chronicle

by Phocion

The Dread of San Stefano.

Report from Paris

by Philip Golub

The Jimmy Carter of France.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Fracturing Inside the PAN.

Andean Report

by Liliana Pazos

Industrial Development Plans in Peru.


Radio Moscow “Imitates” NBC-TV.


The Federal Budget and the ‘Sacred Cow’ of Debt Service

by Criton Zoakos

President Reagan Is Being Sold a Plan To Wreck American Agriculture

by Lawrence Freeman

Volcker and the Banks Ready Federal Debt Crisis To Force Budget Cuts

by Richard Freeman

The Investment Bankers behind Kissinger Associates, Inc.

by Christopher White

Olivetti’s Man To Bankrupt Italy

by Liliana Gorini-Celani

Profile of Bruno Visentini.

Currency Rates

Foreign Exchange

by David Goldman

A “Lenders’ Strike”?

International Credit

by Kathy Burdman

Pushing Argentina to the Wall.

Business Briefs

Special Report

U.S. Central America Policy: Bring Back the Monroe Doctrine!

by Susan Welsh

The Schiller institute is calling for a revival of the Monroe Doctrine to deal with the Central America crisis—but not in the way that advocates of a U.S. military intervention would expect.

El Salvador’s War of Extermination

by Rutilio Remas Ayala

The IMF Threatens Honduran Democracy

by Ondina Sierra de Hodges

U.S. Must End Support for the Fascist PAN

by Angel Mario Vázquez Jiménez

What Argentina’s Nationalists Want

by Brig. Gen. (ret.) José M. Insúa.

U.S. Must Back the Contadora Program

by Pedro Rubio

Resolutions Passed by the Schiller Conference

Other Speeches and Greetings to the Schiller Institute Conference


Soviets Move To Implement the ‘Ogarkov Doctrine’

Plans for a preemptive nuclear strike against the West are being fine-tuned at the highest levels of the Soviet command.

Moscow Builds Up Its Strategic Forces

by Rachel Douglas

Prospects for Mideast Peace Depend on the Outcome of Weinberger’s Visit

by Thierry Lalevée

Ibero-American Leaders Ask Reagan To Support Contadora Peace Initiative

by Valerie Rush

Soviet Sub Palme Tries To Torpedo U.S. Beam-Weapon Defense Program

by Mark Burdman

Reports on the Swedish Prime Minister’s trip to the United States.

Documentation: Palme’s speech before the Foreign Policy Association in New York on the “alarming” arms race in space.

Mitterrand Joins Soviet Offensive To Destroy France and the Western Alliance

by Jacques Cheminade

An analysis by the chairman of the European Labor Party in France.

International Intelligence


Counterattack Launched against Beam-Defense Foes

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Administration officials are beginning to take on McGeorge Bundy and the congressional budget-cutters out to destroy the Strategic Defense Initiative.

Demand the Immediate Dismissal of Secretary of State George Shultz

by Warren J. Hamerman

A Bill of Particulars drawn up by the chairman of the National Democratic Policy Committee.

Medical Nazis Howl Over Artificial Heart

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Defense Secretary Weinberger Vows: We Will Have No More Vietnam Wars!

From the defense secretary’s speech to the National Press Club.

Why NATO Needs Beam Defense

Excerpts from SDI Director Abrahamson’s interview to the German newspaper Die Welt.

Kissinger Watch

by M.T. Upharson

Guess Who Didn’t Come to Dinner?

National News