Volume 26, Number 15, April 9, 1999



Gilles Munier

Mr. Munier has been Secretary General of the Franco-Iraqi Friendship Society since 1986.

Chary Taganovich Kuliyev

Mr. Kuliyev, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkmenistan to Germany, discusses his country’s pipeline deal with Western oil companies.


Africa Report

by Linda de Hoyos

Ugandans suffer from Museveni’s wars.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

A war that most people do not want.

Australia Dossier

by Robert Barwick and Allen Douglas

Pushing for World War III.


Justice for Kosova.


Oil price shock threatens to topple financial dominoes

by William Engdahl

While the low price of oil has savaged the revenues of oil-producing nations, its sudden rise, to double its low point, according to some forecasts, could trigger a global financial collapse.

For profound reforms of the world’s financial and monetary institutions

by Maurice Allais

Part three of a three-part series by French economist Maurice Allais, Nobel Prize winner in Economic Science in 1988.

Colombia’s economy is disintegrating

by Javier Almario

President Pastrana’s secret deals with the IMF are killing the patient.

Business Briefs


Will America join the China-Russia ‘Survivors’ Club’?  

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

A speech by Jonathan Tennenbaum to an EIR seminar in Washington, D.C. on March 24. “We’re in a period of earthquakes. We’re in a period when I think that everyone must do a lot of hard thinking about the basic assumptions and directions of policy, both policies in the United States, foreign policies, policies of other nations, directed toward how we are to get out of the strategic and economic mess which has been created in the world.”

A Lexicon of ‘Brzezinskiisms’: Brzezinski testifies against himself  

by Scott Thompson

Excerpts from The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, the zany geopolitical views of Zbigniew Brzezinski.


NATO bombings push Russia into military mobilization

by Umberto Pascali

The British propaganda apparatus is geared up to draw the United States into deploying ground troops in the Balkans, as the world gets closer to World War III.

Genocide in Africa: ‘No one is talking, just looking on’

by Linda de Hoyos

The human carnage now being carried out in tens of African nations—with barely a word of protest, let alone action, on the part of any Western government—is the negative proof that “humanitarian concerns” are hardly the motivation for the war-escalating actions now being undertaken by NATO forces in Kosova.

Project Democracy gets its coup in Paraguay

by Cynthia R. Rush

The democratically elected President of Paraguay, Raúl Cubas, has been forced to flee, under pressure from the United States and international financial institutions.

A French perspective on the war vs. Iraq

An interview with Gilles Munier.

How the British ‘Great Game’ has led to a number of smaller games

by Ramtanu Maitra

The spread of operations designed to create chaos throughout Central Asia, was the topic of a seminar organized by the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Turkmenistan develops its oil, gas resources

An interview with Chary Taganovich Kuliyev.

President of Kyrgyzstan: Our foreign policy doctrine is the Great Silk Road

Askar Akayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic, has issued a program entitled “The Diplomatic Conception of the Great Silk Route,” which is the “Doctrine of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.”

International Intelligence


Gore and Co. drag U.S. toward World War III

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The same concert of forces behind the failed impeachment of President Clinton, and the pointless attack on Iraq, prevailed on the President to forgo his vital summit meeting with Russian Prime Minister Primakov, and thus set the world on a course that could lead to the early eruption of World War III.

Cohen’s GOP pals say: ‘Obliterate’ N. Korea

IMF, Gore spread Cold War lies vs. Primakov

by Michele Steinberg

The most serious civil war now facing Western civilization is in Washington. Will President Clinton will break with London, and turn his administration’s strategic priorities back to the Germany-Russia-China orientation that characterized his best impulses?

Plan to privatize Medicare is defeated

by Linda Everett

Starr’s dirty dealings bared in McDougal trial

by Edward Spannaus

Fight intensifies vs. death penalty in U.S.

by Marianna Wertz

National News

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood