Volume 26, Number 11, March 12, 1999



Hubertus Nickel

Professor Nickel has a chair at the Rhine-Westphalia Technical University at Aachen, Germany, and was director of the Institute of Materials for Energy Technology at the Research Center in Jülich. He was for many years active in the reactor safety commission of the federal government, until it was closed down by the new federal Environmental Minister, Jürgen Trittin.

Book Reviews

A look at Malaysia’s capital controls

by Dino de Paoli

Healing the Wounded Tiger: How the Turmoil Is Reshaping Malaysia, by Tan Sri Ramon V. Navaratnam.


Australia Dossier

by Robert Barwick

Media barons push drugs.


The world depression is here.

Strategic Studies

How Henry Stimson bombed Hiroshima, and Nagasaki too  

by Stu Rosenblatt

Stimson’s role in bringing about the atomic bombing of Japan, is an outstanding example of one of the deadly varieties of strategic blunders for which our nation is still paying dearly. Stimson’s role is a timely warning against the kinds of dangers to our national security represented by the recent and continuing bunglings and lunacies of what Vice-President Al Gore and his cronies have lately designated as the Principals Committee.


Gore conference lays out ‘Brave New World’ strategy

by William Jones

The irony that Vice President Gore is hosting conferences to combat corruption, has not been wasted on some people.

Ugandan dictatorship model backfires on Gore

by Michele Steinberg

Transparency International: Prince Philip’s weapon against nation-states

by Michele Steinberg

Jeremy Pope: a gnome for Transparency International

Al Gore’s fried green fascism  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A speech by Jeffrey Steinberg to the Presidents’ Day conference of the Schiller Institute and International Caucus of Labor Committees.


The Russia-China partnership: Good news for human survival

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji’s trip to Russia has given a substantial boost to the growing collaboration among Asian-Eurasian nations, to safeguard the economic security and the wellbeing of their populations from the ongoing collapse of the world financial system—a collaboration referred to by Lyndon LaRouche as the “Survivors’ Club.”

Documentation: Russian views on Prime Minister Zhu’s visit.

Russian foreign debt: The banks blink

by Rachel Douglas

Deutsche Bank, followed by Crédit Lyonnais and Chase Manhattan, has broken ranks with other members of a London-based committee of banks, representing foreign holders of GKOs.

European farmers protest Agenda 2000

by Rosa Tennenbaum

Unwilling to increase the budget to pay for expanding the European Union, the EU Commission has opted to cut existing programs.

Fault lines emerge across Euroland

by William Engdahl

The high cost of Germany’s phase-out of nuclear energy

An interview with Hubertus Nickel.

Argentina privatizes its electricity company ... and the lights go out

by Gonzalo Huertas

Brazil ratifies pact with IMF, Soros

by Silvia Palacios

Developing nations say, ‘general welfare’ central to global financial reform

by Gail G. Billington

Excerpts from the speech of Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, and from the communiqué of the G-15 heads of state summit.

Business Briefs


Milosevic hits Kosovars, as part of imperial ‘Great Game’

by Umberto Pascali

The key aim of British strategy is to set Russia and China against the United States, to forestall creation of a New Bretton Woods system, and the British pawn Milosevic is playing his role.

Presidential elections do not end the crisis in Nigeria

by Uwe Friesecke

The Nigerian elites are cutting their own throats, backing candidates that are bringing the country back into the IMF fold.


The coup against Clinton continues, and threatens war

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The President has pledged to devote the final years of his Presidency to ensuring world peace, but he has to clean out the Principals Committee group to stop them from starting wars.

Neo-con ballistic missile defense aimed at Clinton foreign policy

by Marsha Freeman

While it might appear that President Clinton has acquiesced to the GOP agenda, which would destabilize U.S. relations with Russia, China, and other nations, in fact different forces within the administration are still battling out what the policy will be.

Pentagon sees no threat of hostilities in Taiwan Strait

by Marsha Freeman

A review of an unclassified version of the Defense Department’s recent report, “The Security Situation in the Taiwan Strait.”

Al Gore’s image is increasingly tarnished

There is a raging debate in the upper echelons of the Democratic Party over whether to go ahead with the Gore nomination.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News