Volume 26, Number 13, March 26, 1999



From New Delhi

by Ramtanu Maitra

China-India relations are on the mend.

Australia Dossier

by Robert Barwick

Big push for Timor independence.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Green party is heading for a split.


A strategic red alert.

Book Reviews

Beware George Soros’s crazy swindle

by Richard Freeman

The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered, by George Soros.

Soros and drugs

‘The man you can trust’ discusses Britain’s conflict with America

by Claudio Celani

L’Uomo di Fiducia, by Ettore Bernabei with Giorgio Dell’Arti.

Conference Report

Italians join LaRouches’ call for New Bretton Woods

by Claudio Celani

EIR and the Italian Civil Rights Movement Solidarity co-sponsored a conference in Rome, on how to reorganize the world financial system and build the great Eurasian Land-Bridge project for global development.

Which way for Europe?

by Flaminio Piccoli

A speech by former Italian senator Flaminio Piccoli.

Europe must choose the Survivors’ Club

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

The keynote speech by Helga Zepp-LaRouche. “We are faced with an incredible danger, the immediate short-term danger of depression, financial collapse, and nuclear war. But I’m convinced that God has made man in such a way that when man is confronted with a great evil, God has given him an even greater power to answer that great evil with an even greater good. To this effort, I want to invite you to join.”

For solidarity among nations and humanity

by Jan Lopuszanski

From a speech by Polish parliamentarian Jan Lopuszanski.


Speculators make bloody example of Ecuador

by Cynthia R. Rush

Why has a small nation of only 12 million been singled out by the International Monetary Fund for such brutal treatment, that political chaos and violence are deepening with each passing day?

The Great Depression of 1929-1934

by Maurice Allais

The first part of a three-part series by French economist Maurice Allais, Nobel Prizewinner in Economic Science in 1988.

Business Briefs


Shocks on export markets show world economy collapsing

by Lothar Komp

A dramatic contraction occurred in all areas of the real economy worldwide in the past year—even computer chips! So much for the “post-industrial society.” Lothar Komp analyzes the international picture.


Europe gripped by shock over ‘gathering of war clouds’

by Michael Liebig

The debate over NATO policy has reached the point that Willi Wimmer, a defense expert in Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union, warns that it could result in “the extinction of the world.”

The NATO ‘new strategic concept’ or American-German partnership

by George Gregory

George Gregory gives an eyewitness report on a conference on the future of NATO, sponsored by the German-Atlantic Society and the Academy for Political Education, in Tutzing, Germany. The “new NATO” is not popular.

Prime Minister Zhu Rongji turns power of wit against China-bashers

by Mary Burdman

Iran’s President Khatami pursues ‘dialogue of civilizations’

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

His visit to Italy and the Vatican was a diplomatic triumph.

FARC alliance with Venezuela’s Chávez ignites Andean region

by Valerie Rush and Dennis Small

Cambodia asserts sovereignty in case against Khmer Rouge

by Gail G. Billington

Before the lynching, define the crime

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Remarks by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. on the subject of an international tribunal on Cambodia.


President Clinton counters the China-bashers

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The President’s decision to upgrade the visit by Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji to the status of a full state visit, shows that it is the President who will be conducting the discussions—not Vice President Al Gore and the Principals Group. This presents a precious opportunity for reason to reassert itself, in the policy maelstrom in Washington.

U.S. export policy will hurt American industry, not China

by Marsha Freeman

Clinton gets out front on Africa policy

by William Jones

A report from the U.S.-Africa Ministerial meeting held at the U.S. State Department on March 16, in which 46 African nations participated.

Jackson’s HOPE for Africa Act challenges rule by the IMF

by Linda de Hoyos and Carl Osgood

Documentation: A comparison of H.R. 722 with H.R. 434, and, LaRouche’s comments on what is needed for Africa.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood