Volume 12, Number 34, August 30, 1985



Senator John Melcher

The Democratic senator from Montana, an outspoken critic of current U.S. policy toward the government of Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos, accuses the State Department and the IMF of “meddling” in the Philippines.

Book Reviews

R. Moss’s Alliance with the Red Army

by Laurent Murawiec

A review of Moscow Rules, the latest novel by British spook Robert Moss.


Science & Technology

by Charles B. Stevens

Soviets Flaunt Beam-Weapon Lead.

Northern Flank

by Aurora Borealis

“See Moscow and Die.”

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

A Movement Above Parties.

Report from Paris

by Georges Bosquet

Who Wants France out of the Pacific?

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

An “Open Door” for Eastern Spies.

Report from Italy

by Liliana Gorini

Andreotti’s “Brutta Figura” in Erice.

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

A Birthday Present for the Nation.


Another Rotten Anglo-Soviet Deal


Peruvian Government Takes On International Cocaine Mafia

by Luis Vásquez and Sara Madueño

The “citizens above suspicion” are getting nervous, as President Garcia’s anti-drug war strikes higher and higher.

‘Operation Condor’ Hits Dope Pushers

by Sara Madueño

Dateline Mexico: Big Offensive Begun against Drug Trade

by Josefina Menéndez

The IMF and Libya’s Qaddafi Combine To Destroy North Africa

by Thierry Lalevée

New Technologies To Develop Superior Grains Can Fight African Malnutrition

by Carol Cleary

Crisis Won’t Affect Brazil’s Aerospace

by Geraldo Luis Zaraiva Lino

Currency Rates


by Stephen Pepper

Maryland Crisis Shakes Wall Street.

Business Briefs


A ‘NASA Project’ for Colombia: Build the Atrato-Truandó Canal!

The Colombian government has mandated the construction of an Atlantic-to-Pacific canal, the first sea-level canal ever. Now, at a conference in Bogota, a citizens’ action committee has been formed to organize the implementation of the mammoth project.

Lessons of Thailand’s Kra Canal Project

by Ramtanu Maitra

How the Sea-Level Canal Can Be Built

by Maj. (ret.) Rafael Convers

Why Only Great Projects Can Create Productive Employment

by Jorge Carrillo Rojas

Financing: ‘I Vote for National Sovereignty’

by Guillermo Silva

Conference Report

Moon-Led ‘Kremlinologists’ Endorse Soviet Military Rule

by Luba George and Mary McCourt

Reverend Moon’s Professors’ World Peace Academy spent millions to bring “the experts” to Geneva to “prove” that world peace and pluralism would be served if “Russian nationalism,” triumphed over “a-national communism.”

Documentation: Excerpts from the conference presentations.


The Pitfalls of the Current Explosion of ‘Spook Wars’

by Criton Zoakos

Soviet spies are defecting in droves, Soviet diplomats are seemingly disappearing from the face of the earth. What does this have to do with the intelligence shakeups in Paris and Bonn? Or with the circulation of the EIR’s “Global Showdown” report?

State to Marcos: Devalue or Else

by Linda de Hoyos

Soviet Involvement in Sri Lanka

by Ramtanu Maitra

Papandreou Moves for Strategic Crisis on NATO’s Vital Southern Flank

by Phocion

International Intelligence


Administration Reasserts Commitment to U.S. Defense

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Some members of the Reagan administration have begun to publicly reassert their commitment to the Strategic Defense Initiative, rejecting demands by Moscow that America’s national security be sacrificed on the altar of "arms control

Documentation: Excerpts from the White House announcement that the United States will proceed with ASAT testing.

FBI on Hot Seat over Terror Bombing: KGB and Mossad Linked to Attempted Murder of Tscherim Soobzokov

by Joseph Brewda

Peru’s Actions Call Question on Drugs

by Susan Kokinda

What’s on the agenda in the U.S. Congress?

Those Who Destroyed New York City Now Vying To Become Its Mayor

by Melvin Klenetsky

Kissinger Watch

by M.T. Upharson

Under Attack in Geneva and Milan — Attack on the Money-Changers.

National News