Volume 27, Number 21, May 26, 2000



Vang Rattanavong

His Excellency Vang Rattanavong is Ambassador to Washington, D.C. of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Ouch Borith

His Excellency Ambassador Ouch Borith is the Permanent Representative of the Royal Government of Cambodia to the United Nations.

Loung Ung

Loung Ung is the National Spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine FreeWorld, a program of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, and author of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.


Report from Germany

by Rainer Apel

SPD-Green policies turn away voters.


Hyperinflation Rears Its Head, as LaRouche Warned.


Bankers on New Financial System: ‘Don’t Go There’

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The gathering world economic policymakers, under the sponsorship of the Economic Strategy Institute in Washington, had the aura of “Balshazzar’s Feast.” Despite warnings from some participants that the world financial superstructure is ill-prepared to deal with the next, inevitable financial crash, the majority refused to seriously take up the question of a New Bretton Woods reorganization.

An Asian Monetary Fund  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Egypt Seminar Takes Up LaRouche, Silk Road

by Hussein al-Nadeem and Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

New Government Bodes No Good for Russia

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

The Failure of Globalization and the Need for a New Bretton Woods  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

A videoconference address by Lyndon LaRouche to political nationalists in the Dominican Republic.

LaRouche ‘Remoralizes’ Santo Domingo Audience

by Carlos Wesley

Eurasian Land-Bridge Approach Needed To Develop China’s West

by Mary Burdman

Business Briefs


Indochina 25 Years Later: Leaving Colonialism Behind

by Gail G. Billington

This spring has seen an outpouring of interest in Indochina, timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. Mixed into the reminiscences has been only the smallest hint of what should be done today—and most of that is the ludicrous perspective of how to spread the “new economy” of cell phones and computers to the impoverished people of the region. But the real opportunity for Indochina to finally achieve economic development, still depends upon resolving the battle between Franklin Roosevelt’s anti-colonial outlook, and the British imperial yoke represented primarily by the International Monetary Fund, in favor of FDR’s perspective.

Harnessing the Mighty Mekong River

by Gail G. Billington

The Mekong River Development Plan

by Marcia Merry Baker

Southeast Asia Needs Nuclear Energy

by Marcia Merry Baker

Laos: From Land-Locked to a Land Link

An interview with Laos Ambassador Vang Rattanavong.

Spare No Effort for Peace and Stability

An interview with Cambodian Ambassador Ouch Borith.

Cleaning Up After the Wars

An interview with Loung Ung.

LaRouche’s Memorandum on Vietnam’s 1984 Five-Year Plan

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Excerpts from Lyndon LaRouche’s 1984 paper, “Technical Observations on the Economic Policy of the Sixth Plenum of the Communist Party of Vietnam.”


The Globe Is on Fire

by Nancy Spannaus

An overview of hotspots, taken on a global scale, and with a view to the frequency of the eruption of such crises over the past ten years, shows that the world is descending into chaos which is leading toward a new kind of world war.

S. Africa’s Mbeki Challenges Economic Apartheid in AIDS Policy

by Lydia Cherry and David Cherry

Fight President Mbeki has raised the critical point, that to stop AIDS, Africa must eliminate poverty, and develop infrastructure, medical care, and science.

President Mbeki: Fight AIDS, Eliminate Poverty

A letter to President William Clinton, heads of state, and other world leaders, on the AIDS threat.

Peru Braces for Second Round Election Assault

by Gretchen Small

Documentation: EIR’s Ibero-American Editor Dennis Small poses “Ten Uncomfortable Questions for Toledo.”

International Intelligence


Clinton Issues Order Allowing Africa to Produce AIDS Drugs

by Scott Thompson

President Clinton’s Executive Order barring sanctions against poor African nations for producing their own generic drugs to fight AIDS, is a singular sign of sanity from the United States, for treating a disease that, in many parts of the world, is already as bad as the 14th-century Black Death.

Alabama House Acts Against Managed Care, for New Bretton Woods

by Marianna Wertz and Stu Rosenblatt

State Rep. Thomas E. Jackson (D-Thomasville) introduced two companion resolutions in the state legislature in May. Although the legislature adjourned before the Senate acted, the fight will be taken up again in the next session.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News