Volume 12, Number 49, December 13, 1985



Lieutenant-Commander James Simpson

A report on the U.S. war on drugs from a leading official of the U.S. Coast Guard 7th District, Southeast Region, in Miami.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

No Recovery, But a New Policy Voice.

Mother Russia

by Katherine Notley

“Third Rome” Sets Plans for New Summit.

New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

India Looks East.


Smoking out the Third Rome.


Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger: Economics Needs Morality

The full text of the Cardinal’s ground-breaking speech at the Symposium on Church and Economy in Rome.

The Philippines: Marcos Gives Backing to Peru; Declares War against the IMF

In a meeting with Peruvian Gen. (ret.) Edgardo Mercado Jarrín and representatives of the Schiller Institute.

Thailand’s Prospects for Rapid Agro-Industrial Development

Report on EIR’s conference in Bangkok.

Documentation: Speech by Thailand’s former Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Boonchu Rojanastien.

Currency Rates

From Alma Ata to AIDS: The Russians’ WHO Operation To Destroy Africa

by John Grauerholz, M.D.

Conference Report—Part 2.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

GATT Entry a Disaster for Mexico.

Domestic Credit

by D. Stephen Pepper

The Troika Takes Command.

Business Briefs


The Pope’s Synod and the Interpretation of International Law

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Demonstrates the extraordinary significance of the current Synod. The Pope’s actions are not merely internal to the affairs of the Catholic Church. This Synod is a great ecumenical act, the greatest event in human history since the 1439 Council of Florence.

Science & Technology

Laser Optics for the Defense of Europe and Asia

by Robert Gallagher

How can a Tactical Defense Initiative kill short- and medium-range missiles which travel near the surface of the earth, where atmospheric turbulence is the greatest? New developments in laser optics and concepts developed by Leonardo da Vinci provide the key—to the dismay of the established “optics community.”

Leonardo’s Concept of Self-Induced Transparency


Betancur Instructs George Shultz on Morality

by Robyn Quijano

The Colombian President’s speech at the meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization of American States (OAS) echoed the Papal Synod’s discussion of economics and morality, and the intervention of the Vatican into the world economic crisis.

Sweden: Revolt against Palme Intensifies

by Kerstin Tegin-Gaddy

Proclamation of the Citizens’ Group ‘Patriots for Germany’

International Intelligence

Strategic Studies

Germany’s Positive Contribution to World Development

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Part IV of a series.


Will Vatican Offensive Stop Czar Donald Regan?

by Kathleen Klenetsky

NSC adviser McFarlane is out, NASA’s Beggs is under fire, and Regan is bringing his cohorts into the Administration. It’s a bad situation, but all is not lost.

The Pollard Spy-Case Coverup: Bigger than the Kim Philby Affair?

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A massive coverup has been thrown into place, involving George Shultz, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.), White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan, and the Israeli cabinet. What do they have to hide?

Who’s Who in the Pollard Case

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda and Susan Kokinda

National News