Volume 12, Number 2, January 8, 1985



Dr. Stephen Matthews

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

The Livermore scientist explains how a spinoff of beam-weapon research can help feed the world.


Andean Report

by Javier Almario

Colombia: Integration or the IMF.

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

The Qaddafi Connection.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Weinberger Keeps the Germans Buzzing.

Middle East Report

by Thierry Lalevée

The PLO’s New Horizons.

Northern Flank

by Aurora Borealis

How Long Will Olof Palme Last?

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

PAN Calls for Insurrection.


The Lessons of the Indian Election.


World Bank Enforces Debt-for-Equity Grab

by Christopher White

Contributing Editor Christopher White examines a pilot project for a policy that would lead directly to recolonization of Third World debtor-nations.

U.S. Trade Deficit Means American Banks Loot Third World

by Richard Freeman

The strength of the dollar has reversed the traditional role of the U.S.A. as an industrial nation.

Currency Rates

How the IMF’s ‘Conditions’ Stop Economic Growth: the Case of Egypt

by Prof. Gouda Abdel-Khalek

His presentation at the Nov. 24-25 Schiller Institute conference.


by Montresor

The Soviets and the Price Collapse.

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

Machine Tools and National Security.


by Marcia Merry

The Farm Bank Disaster.

Debt Moratorium

by Nancy Spannaus

Hamilton Turns Debt into Credit.

Business Briefs

Special Report

A Winning Strategy for the Second Panama Canal

A new EIR study, reported in summary fashion here, demonstrates that a second canal is urgently needed, if the Isthmus of Panama is not to become a critically congested bottleneck by the end of this century, rather than a center for facilitating world trade.

How the New Panama Canal Will Expand World Trade by the Year 2000

A Two-Way, Sea-Level Canal: The Biggest Excavation Project in History

Canal Would Provide the Motor for Industrial Development of the Region


Terrorism Strikes in Europe, U.S. Troops Hit

A brutal terrorist wave which is far from finished is proving to be closely linked to Soviet strategy.

Who is Moscow’s New Defense Chief?

by Konstantin George

Profile of Marshal Sergei Sokolov.

Yugoslavia: IMF and Russian Wolves on the Prowl

by Konstantin George

Their aim: the dismemberment of Yugoslavia.

Knives Are Being Sharpened in Pakistan

by Susan Maitra

Will Zia be the next casualty of the “Great Game”?

The Mideast: Soviets Try To Block Weinberger Peace Bid

by Thierry Lalevée

The Times Demands Fascism in Israel

by Mark Burdman

A Mediterranean Grenada in the Making

by Liliana Gorini

The Soviets take over Malta.

International Intelligence


Reagan Backs Weinberger: Save Cities, Not Missiles

by Vin Berg

The President is not flinching in the face of Soviet ultimatums and wild howls from the Eastern Establishment press.

Graham’s Post Caught ‘Aiding the Enemy’

by Lydia Cherry

The Fraud of the New Anti-Apartheid Drive

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Jesse Jackson is always for sale cheap; the ADL is purchasing his services.

Weinberger on the Strategic Doctrine

The slightly abridged text of the Defense Secretary’s address before the Foreign Press Club Dec. 19.

Kissinger Watch

by M.T. Upharson

Kiss of Death in the Dominican Republic — On to Brazil.

National News