Volume 13, Number 31, August 8, 1986



Hanna Siniora

by Muriel Mirak

The editor-in-chief of the Palestinian daily Al Fajr newspaper, sees the recent Peres-Hassan summit as a “breakthrough.”


Report from Rio

by Lorenzo Carrasco

How Not To Form a Common Market.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Labor Slams Federal District Scheme.

Northern Flank

by Göran Haglund

KGB Scandals Probed by ... the KGB.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

A Salesman for Kissinger’s New Yalta.

Report from Madrid

by Leonardo Servadio

ETA’s Dirty War.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Tiger-Slaying in Venezuela.


The IMF’s Technicians.


Collapse Verifies EIR’s Warning of 15-25% Decline

by David Goldman

In December 1985, this publication forecast a 15% to 25% rate of decline in U.S. output of physical goods during 1986. This has already come true—and the worst is ahead.

Peru’s Alan García Builds ‘an Economy of National Defense’

by Mark Sonnenblick

Documentation: Excerpts from the interview with President García in the Mexican daily Excelsior.

Evidence Mounts of AIDS Link to Insects

by Warren J. Hamerman

Gorbachov’s Russia To Pay Czarist Debt

by William Engdahl

Corporate Profile: Gianni Agnelli: The Oligarchical Fruit of the Philosophy of Nazi-Communism

by Antonio Gaspari

Currency Rates


by Marcia Merry

Will Drought Assistance Help?

Business Briefs


The Elections of July 6: Turning Point for Japan

by Linda de Hoyos

It may not be until the 21st century that the world fully comprehends the significance of the landslide victory for Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone’s Liberal Democratic Party.

Japan’s Nakasone: Sengo no Sokessan

by Uwe Henke v. Parpart

The Japanese leader in his own words, and in the eyes of the Eastern Establishment and Moscow.

Japan’s Trade Profile Determined by IMF Austerity, U.S. Collapse

by David Goldman

Japan’s Educational Reform: To Restore the Dignity of Man

by Linda de Hoyos

Science & Technology

Japan’s ‘Nuclear Energy Vision’ in the 21st Century

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

Japan’s programmatic commitment to develop the most advanced and efficient energy sources available.

Fusion: ‘If the U.S. Won’t Do It, We Will’


Queen Elizabeth Risks All for New Yalta Deal with Moscow

by Criton Zoakos

The magnitude of the risk that the British Royal Family decided to take, when it plunged into an open constitutional confrontation with the Prime Minister over the issue of economic sanctions against South Africa, is not greater than the strategic stakes over which the fight is being waged.

Gorbachov: Russia Is an Asian Power

by Konstantin George

Soviet Chief Purging His Own Appointees

by Rachel Douglas and Konstantin George

‘Marshall Plan’ Must Go Full Speed Ahead

by Muriel Mirak

Peres-Mubarak Talks Are In the Works

by Thierry Lalevée

Colombian Labor Movement Battles AIFLD and the Dope Mafia

by Valerie Rush

The Christians of Lebanon

by George Larin

A guest commentary.

International Intelligence


Weinberger: Athens, Sparta, and Today’s Military Crisis

by Caspar Weinberger

Excerpts from the address of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger at the National Defense University at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., on July 29, 1986.


Reagan Vows ‘Full Force of Presidency’ To Fight Drugs

by Nicholas F. Benton

White House spokesman Larry Speakes was outspoken in blaming NBC national television, in particular, for “rating the worst” in hysterical misrepresentation of the war on drugs.

Will William Weld Give Immunity to Wanted Terrorist?

by Michele Steinberg

Richard Lugar: Is He a Freemason or Merely a Lunatic?

by Susan Welsh

The Senator has pushed through his committee a package of economic sanctions that would plunge South Africa into race war, and wreck the U.S. economy.

Congressional Closeup

by Kathleen Klenetsky

National News