Volume 25, Number 13, March 27, 1998



Australia Dossier

by Robert Barwick and Allen Douglas

Australia backs Indonesia against the IMF.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Downhill from Tokyo to Maastricht.

From New Delhi

by Ramtanu Maitra

BJP’s ascent to power worries reformers.

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

Samuel Ruiz caught with his cassock up.

Editorial Free trade is anti-American.

National Economy

Russia is Eurasia’s keystone economy  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. situates Dr. Sergei Glazyev’s new study of Russia in its global context. LaRouche writes that Glayzev’s “most urgent practical recommendations, as we may observe in this instance, are so compelling, by their combined nature and competence, that no rational person should consider his proposed key remedies as subjects for dilution by today’s customary diplomatic (i.e., irrational) form of political compromise.”

Russian press features the LaRouche alternative

Key measures for a transition to economic growth in Russia  

by Sergei Glazyev

A paper by Dr. Sergei Glazyev, doctor of economic sciences, and head of the Information and Analysis Department for the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Russia’s upper chamber of parliament.


Southeast Asians agree: The IMF is the problem!

by Gail G. Billington

Not in decades has the intensity of criticism of the International Monetary Fund been heard from as many heads of state and senior ministers as in recent weeks. And, the worst is yet to come, because of conditions imposed by the IMF.

Japan’s dilemma: Depression ahead?

The Japanese Economic Planning Agency announced that economic growth for the fourth quarter of 1997 was –0.2%, which is shaking up the entire political-economic landscape.

Business Briefs


Toward a New Bretton Woods  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

In a speech to an EIR seminar in Washington, D.C. on March 18, Lyndon LaRouche outlined the strategic approach to restoring the world economy to health, and the type of leadership required to implement a New Bretton Woods system. “The customary objection will be, that such a sudden and radical approach is ‘politically impossible,’ ” LaRouche writes. “Let those political leaders who lack the will to carry out the measures I have proposed, get out of the way, and pass the authority to act to those among us who are willing and able to enact these measures, and do so suddenly.”

Renew call to Clinton for Bretton Woods conference

A call by Schiller Institute Chairman Helga Zepp-LaRouche and Ukrainian Member of Parliament Dr. Natalya Vitrenko.


Shubeilat arrest targets Jordan, threatens Middle East

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

With the demise of the Mideast peace process, Jordan has become a tinderbox, and the jailing of the country’s leading opposition figure can only result in the further destabilization of the Hashemite Kingdom and the region as a whole.

Ugandan voters deliver warning to Museveni

by Linda de Hoyos

International Intelligence


Starr’s latest assault on Clinton is backfiring

by Jeffrey Steinberg and Edward Spannaus

Kathleen Willey, who the media claimed was a witness “beyond reproach,” turns out to be just as sleazy as all the rest of the President’s accusers.

Carrying the John Quincy Adams tradition into the 20th century

by Jeffrey Steinberg

From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidency through the first decades of the Cold War, a group of American historians attempted to revive the American System foreign policy tradition of President John Quincy Adams, the author of the Monroe Doctrine.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News