Volume 27, Number 35, September 8, 2000




Hyperinflation Is Hitting U.S. Economy.

Strategic Studies

Foreign-Backed Taliban Armies Threaten Central Asia

by Ramtanu Maitra

The Taliban, a tool in the global financial oligarchy’s efforts to preserve its power as the financial system disintegrates, is geared up to destabilize Central Asia and dismember Russia.

Afghan Drugs: Gold to the Taliban

by Ramtanu Maitra

What Are the Taliban?

by Ramtanu Maitra

Two Taliban Victims: Women, and the Drought-Stricken

by Ramtanu Maitra

All Roads Lead to the Fergana Valley

by Ramtanu Maitra

A rich area which, says global speculator George Soros, should be targetted for insurrections.

Whose Policy Mistakes Really Underlie the Central Asian Crisis?

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Dramatic Shift Under Way Toward Russia, China

Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Dangerous Chessboard


Central Bankers Peer into ‘Black Hole’ at Wyoming Meet

by William Engdahl

Banking officials are talking about “macro-economic shocks,” “systemic financial disturbances,” and “worst-case scenarios” in discussing the global financial crisis. As bankers gathered in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, there was a sense that “another big crisis might well be on the way, and that there was no clear prescription for dealing with it.”

Business Briefs


The Lost Art of Management  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. writes, “The economics illiteracy presently popular among virtually all political leaders, economists, and top managements of less than fifty-five years of age, echoes what was previously the frequent general eruption of intellectual and moral decadence during the late, downward phase of a cycle, in the record of the rise and fall of cultures of the past. Plato famously placed emphasis on the significance of this problem. It is a problem which we today must come to understand, if we are to be successful in our attempt to pull our imperilled civilization back from the brink of a threatened global new dark age.” In this paper, LaRouche clarifies “what today’s leaders must come to recognize as the deeper meaning which they ought to attribute to the term ‘full set economy.’”


World Leaders Ignore Russian Shift at Their Peril

by Rachel Douglas

Changes of great import are under way in crucial policy areas in Russia. They are a response to the battering of the country’s very basis for national security. As Lyndon LaRouche warned in his October 1999 videotape, “Storm over Asia,” Anglo-American policy is pushing the world toward war.

Documentation: Statements by leading Russian figures, reflecting the policy shift, including the Statement of the Eighteen; Gennadi Zyuganov’s “National Salvation Program”; and statements by economist Stanislav Menshikov.

France’s Védrine: Putin Passed a Difficult Test

by Christine Bierre

Iraq: Ground for an ‘October Surprise’?

by Hussein Al-Nadeem

Many signs point to the likelihood that the Anglo-Americans are preparing for a new war against Baghdad.

Peru’s Bust of Drugs-for-Guns Ring Alerts Region to ‘Vietnam’ Threat

by Valerie Rush

Indonesia: Rebuilding the Republic

by Michael O. Billington

A new stage in the battle to rebuild the Indonesian nation was achieved in August, with the successful completion of the first annual legislative session of the People’s Consultative Assembly to take place since the historic elections in 1999.


Are Gore and Bush Running Another Racist Campaign?

by Scott Thompson and Michele Steinberg

A number of African-American political leaders are being targetted by media slander campaigns. These attacks have the paw-prints of the gangster-like thugs of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith all over them—and Bush and Gore as well.

President Clinton Missed a Unique Opportunity during Nigeria Visit

by Goddy Ikeh and Lawrence K. Freeman

President Clinton’s defense of the nation-state of Nigeria is important, but he missed the opportunity to actually advance a policy that would lead to a revolutionary change in the deplorable living conditions in Nigeria, as well as the whole of Africa.