Volume 26, Number 9, February 26, 1999



Tun Daim Zainuddin

Tun Daim Zainuddin is First Finance Minister, Special Functions Minister, and Chairman of the National Economic Action Council of Malaysia.



Put the Eurasian Land-Bridge on the agenda.


Will Primakov defeat the Gore-Chernomyrdin ‘Russian mafia’?

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Whether Russian Prime Minister Yevgeni Primakov succeeds in breaking the power of Boris Berezovsky and other elements of the Russian “financial mafia,” is no mere internal Russian affair, but a global strategic battle whose outcome is closely tied, among other things, to the fate of U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

Moscow journals publish LaRouche on economics

Coverage of LaRouche’s views on the debt crisis in Ekonomicheskaya Gazeta, and on physical economy in Kommersant-daily.

Positive results from Malaysia’s selective capital controls

An interview with Malaysian Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin.

Danish Parliament hearings tackle world financial crisis, IMF blunders

by Poul Rasmussen

It was not “business as usual,” for a change, as the Parliament discussed the disastrous effects of the International Monetary Fund’s austerity programs, and the possibility of a New Bretton Woods financial system.

Zedillo brings failed Brazil plan to Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

Brazil crisis wreaks havoc in Argentina

by Gerardo Terán Canal and Gonzalo Huertas

Business Briefs


The new ABM flap  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Those who have proposed revising the ABM Treaty are not acting out of rational concern for U.S. security, warns LaRouche. “What we are witnessing ... is not their desire to win a war; theirs is a far more modest goal: merely to start one.” Their intent, says LaRouche, is “to crush those Eurasian and other nations, such as Brazil or Mexico, which might come to resist the imposition of so-called ‘International Monetary Fund (IMF)’ hyperinflationary policies of ‘free trade’ and ‘globalization’ upon them.”

LaRouche writes, “The strategic issue today, is the menace of the kinds of ‘doomsday’ scenarios which the British monarchy and foolish and wicked Vice-President Al Gore’s Wall Street cronies are currently forcing upon the world.... We must not permit the world, ever again, to be locked into a state of relative technological stagnation in which nations are forced to resort to ‘doomsday options.’”


Strategy of tension escalates with capture of PKK’s Ocalan

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The explosion of violence in Europe that occurred after the arrest of the Kurdish Workers Party leader, may be the harbinger of more terrorism to come. But don’t concentrate on the puppets—look at who is pulling their strings, and why.

Targetting of Iraq enters critical stage

by Hussein al-Nadeem

The U.S.-British operation is moving with breathtaking speed into a phase from which there may be no way to prevent a new war.

British deploy ‘new NATO’ in Kosova

by Umberto Pascali

While Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic must be stopped, the British are aiming to provoke a superpower confrontation.

China, Russia, India challenge NATO insanity

by Rainer Apel

Rainer Apel reports from the 35th Munich Conference on Security Policy, known as the Wehrkunde Conference, which took place under the theme, “Global Security on the Threshold to the Next Millennium.”

Quietly but steadily, ties warm between India and China

by Mary Burdman

Is Britain planning a new major crisis in Pakistan?

by Ramtanu Maitra

The Australian role in the assault against President Clinton

by Allen Douglas

The influence of five Australians has been so extraordinary, that one is forced to inquire, “How is it possible, that individuals from a nation of only 18 million people, could come to wield such power in the mighty United States?” Profiles of Rupert Murdoch, James Wolfensohn, Martin Indyk, Richard Butler, and Kerry Packer.

Red-green coalition falls in Hesse election

by Rainer Apel

Wars in Africa: the final stage of globalization

by Uwe Friesecke

A speech Uwe Friesecke delivered to the Schiller Institute President’s Day conference, in northern Virginia.

Blair is acting like Hitler, says historian

by Mark Burdman

International Intelligence


Next round of assault: Clinton’s China policy

by Edward Spannaus

With the impeachment tactic of the “Get Clinton” gang defeated, the enemies of the U.S. Presidency are now moving on a new front: Clinton’s vitally important strategic partnership with China.

LaRouche challenges supporters to put U.S. on the ‘Road to Recovery’

A report on the Schiller Institute/International Caucus of Labor Committees President’s Day conference. The basis for recovery, Lyndon LaRouche pointed out, is getting the United States to join the Russia-China-India strategic triangle—the grouping that he has dubbed “The Survivors’ Club.”

Marianas lawsuits put spotlight on DeLay’s support for slave labor

by Carl Osgood

A contract labor system that is importing immigrant workers to work in sweatshop conditions for low pay and often unpaid overtime, and leaves them living in squalor, on U.S. territory, is being defended by Conservative Revolutionaries such as Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.).

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News