Volume 24, Number 9, February 21, 1997



Seyed Hossein Mussavian

The ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Germany discusses his country’s increasing economic cooperation in the region, and efforts to engage in a “constructive dialogue” with Europe.

Ghazi Salahuddin Attabani

Dr. Ghazi, the Secretary General of the National Congress in Sudan, charges that the invasion of his country by Uganda, Ethiopia, and Eritrea was instigated from the outside in order to scuttle Sudan’s internal progress toward domestic peace.



The cuckoo fell from the nest.


The ‘globaloney’ is over!  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

As Lyndon LaRouche reports, the “new world order” imperium declared by George Bush came to an end on New Years 1997: “No more ‘new world order.’ At least, no new world order as the Emperor George had imagined it.”

Germany: The Great Depression of 1997

by Lothar Komp

Not only have the latest unemployment figures left the complacent in a state of shock, but, as Lothar Komp demonstrates, by looking at the camouflaged unemployment, the demographic structure, and the structure of employment, the situation today is even worse than it was in 1932-33.

World financial elites focus on systemic crisis in Davos

by William Engdahl

Unlike other years at the elite gathering of economic cognoscenti in Switzerland, this year, reality dictated that detailed discussion of the imminent systemic financial crisis supersede the usual self-consoling rhetoric.

Business Briefs


Russia’s liberal reforms: anatomy of a catastrophe  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche introduces a working paper by leading scientists from Russia’s most authoritative economics institution, CEMI. “For fully sane persons,” he urges, “today’s urgent question is: What is the available alternative to the lunacy of continuing the present economic policies of the U.S.A., IMF, et al.? In addressing the accelerating crisis in Russia, that question must be defined in a world-wide context, rather than a narrowly Russian context.”

The path of Russian reforms

by D. Lvov, V. Grebennikov, and V. Dementyev

We are proud to reprint, in English translation, Working Paper WP/96/014, prepared by the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, documenting the failures of the “two ruthless economic experiments” in 20th-century Russia: “after the planning experiment, came liberal radicalism.” The authors show that Russia has the potential to become a leader in a “a way of life, and the corresponding organization of production and consumption, which can be expressed with the formula ‘society of spiritual and physical health.’”


British destabilize Turkey to sabotage Land-Bridge

by Konstantin George

At the very moment that Turkey’s Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan has taken the lead in creating a “Developing 8” group of nations along the Eurasian Land-Bridge route, Britain has launched internal turmoil and a new Cyprus crisis to wreak havoc.

Regional cooperation will bring prosperity

An interview with Seyed Hossein Mussavian, Iran’s ambassador to Germany.

Foreign invasion is designed to wreck Sudan’s internal peace initiative

An interview with Dr. Ghazi Salahuddin Attabani, Secretary General of the National Congress in Sudan.

London’s Museveni runs extermination campaign in Zaire

by Linda de Hoyos

Islamabad establishment gets another chance to redeem itself

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

An analysis of Pakistan’s recent elections.

Ecuador’s cuckoo falls from the nest

by Valerie Rush

As a result of carrying out the numbing austerity dictated by the international Monetary Fund, Ecuador’s President, “El Loco,” was ousted by popular outrage.

International Intelligence


Sanity may sink balanced budget drive

by William Jones

President Clinton is adamantly opposed to the GOP’s desperate effort to push through the last splinter in their “Contract on America” plank: the Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News