Volume 14, Number 2, January 9, 1987


Book Reviews

A Specious Excuse for disarming NATO

by Kathleen Klenetsky

A review of How NATO Weakens the West, by Melvyn Krauss.

Operation Juárez

The Great Infrastructure Projects: Transportation

Resuming our exclusive serialization of the Schiller Institute’s book, Ibero-American Integration: 100 Million New Jobs by the Year 2000!, this installment takes up building a real continental railway grid.

Science & Technology

Maglev and Fusion Energy for Lunar Development

by Marsha Freeman

What does magnetically levitated train technology have to do with the industrial development of the Moon? A scientific conference in New Jersey presented a most unusual discussion of space development.


Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Confrontation ahead in Colombia.

Mother Russia

by Rachel Douglas

Behind the Release of Sakharov.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Heads To Roll over Libya Arms Deals.

Africa Report

by Thierry Lalevée

Can Qaddafi Win in Chad?

Report from Bangkok

by Sophie Tanapura

Support Grows for Kra Canal.


The Year of the Constitution.


Dr. Gallo Calls for AIDS ‘Manhattan Project’

by Warren J. Hamerman

A leading American AIDS researcher is advocating a Manhattan Project-style crash program to combat AIDS, the policy heretofore campaigned for exclusively, by EIR.

Currency Rates

In ‘War on AIDS,’ U.K. Steps Backward

by Mark Burdman

Shimon Peres’s ‘Marshall Plan’: Economic Basis for Mideast Peace

by Muriel Mirak

Ironically, the best hope for Israel’s development perspective, is the “Irangate” scandal now rocking Washington.


by Marcia Merry

Food Trade Warfare Is Food Reduction.

Business Briefs


The West Can Stop Russia’s Opium War Now

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Explosive new evidence is coming to light on the Soviet role in the international drug traffic; but the only way to effectively combat this threat, is for the United States to smash the political power of the Western shareholders in the Dope, Inc. condominium.

The ‘Soviet Connection’: Heroin from Afghanistan Reaches the West

Narcotics Mob Gains in Central America

by Gretchen Small

Peru Takes the Lead in the War on Drugs

by Dr. Ricardo F. Martín

Colombia Counters Narco-Blackmail

by Valerie Rush

Bolivia Takes Up the Anti-Drug War

by Valerie Rush


Japan Makes Breakthroughs in Defense, Economy, AIDS

by Mary McCourt

The retreat of the United States on the international arena has led Japan to break some taboos of the postwar period, expanding their national defense commitment and extending their influence throughout the Pacific.

Afghan Settlement in the Works?

by Susan Maitra

Russian Party’s Kazakhstan Coup Heralds Imperial Reorganization

by Konstantin George

Guest Commentary: 1914 to 1986: The Road to Terminal Disaster

Observations by a British Watcher on the Threshold.

Witchcraft Cults Promoted in Spain

by Leonardo Servadio

Pope Sets Basque Bishops Straight

Persian Gulf War Expected To Widen

by Thierry Lalevée

International Intelligence


Iran Probe Spurs Factional Warfare in Washington

by Paul Goldstein

The political warfare over the Iranian arms deal has become a question of which political groupings—the patriotic forces within the Reagan Administration, or the bankers’ faction—will emerge as the dominant force for the next two years.

Pro-AIDS Lobby Moves To Weaken Child Abuse Laws

by Ira Liebowitz

Hulan Jack, Civil Rights Leader, Dies

by Dennis Speed

He was former Borough President of Manhattan and a co-founder of the National Democratic Policy Committee and Schiller Institute.

Kissinger Watch

by M.T. Upharson

A Coup Threat to the Dominican Republic?

Elephants and Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Mr. Hart Goes to Moscow — Red Carpet Treatment.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

U.S. Kicks Off Trade War against Europe — Oil Producers Send Danger Signals.

National News