Volume 13, Number 2, January 10, 1986



V. P. Singh

India’s Finance Minister discusses international financial issues.

Vinicio Cerezo

by Dennis Small

The President-elect of Guatemala is critical of the International Monetary Fund, and backs Peru’s solution to the debt crisis.

James Lee Clingan

A Democratic state representative from Indiana’s 42nd District describes his years-long battle with the Eastern Liberal Establishment.

Book Reviews

What are Iran’s Mullahs Really?

by Thierry Lalevée

Reviews Amir Taheri’s The Spirit of Allah.


Middle East Report

by Thierry Lalevée

Hussein Goes to Damascus.

Report from Paris

by Yves Messer

High Stakes in the March Elections.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

A Drug-Runner for Chihuahua?


For a Tumultuous New Year.


The World Financial System Reaches a Breaking Point

by David Goldman

The Gramm-Rudman legislation completes the bankruptcy of the United States, which began when President Nixon suspended gold backing for the dollar in 1971.

Peru’s Battle with the IMF Heats Up

by Salvador Lozano

The State Department is worried about Peru’s nationalization of the Belco petroleum company. Economic warfare is expected to escalate.

UNICEF Report Blames the IMF for Death and Misery in Africa

Currency Rates

Business Briefs

Science & Technology

Optical Computer Technology Can Speed Up the SDI

by Kevin L. Zondervan

Computer specialist Kevin Zondervan reports on the breakthroughs at hand in high-speed processing.

Analog Computers Will Transform Computation


The End of the Age of Aquarius?

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Keynote address to a conference of the International Caucus of Labor Committees.


Setback for the Trilateral Commission’s 1986 Agenda?

by Mark Burdman

The Madrid meeting of the Commission was postponed, under strange circumstances. This certainly cannot be explained by developments internal to Spain.

The Case of the Duke of Alba

by Mark Burdman

The Trilateral networks in Spain.

Trilateral One-World Conspiracy Exposed

A recent report on the Trilaterals from the French magazine Spectacles du Monde.


Terrorist Attacks Launch Sharon’s Election Campaign

by Joseph Brewda

The post-Christmas suicide commando attacks in Rome and Vienna signal the next phase of a Soviet-backed terrorist assault on American allies in the Middle East and the West.

Vatican Under Attack from Russian Church

by Luba George and Mark Burdman

The Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate hails Western theologians who are attacking the Pope and the Augustinian doctrine of the Trinity.

Nigeria Follows the Path of Peru

by Mary Lalevée

The Philippines Elections: Marcos Runs against the State Department

by Paul Goldstein

Historic Initiative Taken for South Asian Regional Cooperation

by Susan Maitra

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was formally launched in Bangladesh in December.

International Intelligence


The 1988 Presidential Race Will Be Determined This Year

by D. Stephen Pepper

And Lyndon LaRouche’s Presidential campaign is going to move very fast.

The Soviet Record on Treaty Violations

Excerpts from the President’s latest unclassified report on Soviet noncompliance, with some intelligence not previously made public.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

OMB Computer Cuts Back AIDS Fight — State and Local Governments Hit Hard.

National News