Volume 29, Number 43, November 8, 2002


Russia’s Putin Pulls Victory Out of Strategic Attack  

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

The hostage-taking at Moscow’s Melnikova Street theater was intended to be a devastating strategic blow against Russia and against Putin’s Presidency in particular. The operation had nothing essential to do with the Chechnya issue per se, but very much to do with the global strategic context, including Russia’s opposition to war against Iraq, and its reinvigorated diplomacy with respect to Eurasia and the Arab world.


Brazil’s Lula Caught Between the Nation and Free Trade  

Even before the new President’s inauguration, Brazil’s international creditors are demanding that he repudiate the mandate upon which he was elected.

‘Guadalajara Forum’ for New Economic Order Holds First Meeting in Argentina

by Silvia Palacios

Why the Power of the Guadalajara Forum?

by Lorenzo Carrasco

LaRouche: Infrastructure Gives Nature a ‘Helping Hand’ Against Drought

by Marcia Merry Baker

1956 Highway Act Broke Down U.S. Transport

by Richard Freeman

Germany Waits for a New Economic Policy

by Rainer Apel

Business Briefs

Science & Technology

What Is the Future of Space Exploration?

by Marsha Freeman

The international economic collapse, compounded by Bush Administration technological apartheid, has shrunk nations’ space programs and their great potentials of only a decade ago.


Unilateralist U.S. Fuels China-India-Russia Ties

by Ramtanu Maitra

Cooperation among China, India, and Russia will advance in the coming months—not against the United States, but to share responsibilities along with the United States, the European Union, and other nations.

A New Momentum Seen in Diplomacy of France

by Christine Bierre

A Taste of Things To Come in Mideast

by Dean Andromidas

Anti-Terror Operations Terrorize Indonesia and Southeast Asia

by Michael Billington

New Iran-Contra War in the Philippines?

by Michael Billington

Economic Cooperation Is on Eurasian Agenda

Israel: Sharon’s Unity Government Splits

by Dean Andromidas

International Intelligence


Bush Shows Signs of Serious Mental Strain at APEC Summit  

by Michele Steinberg

Mexican officials are scratching their heads at the President’s bizarre performance at the Los Cabos meeting, and U.S. columnists are writing that the Boy Emperor is “going off the deep end.”

‘Chicken-hawks’ Create Own ‘CIA’ in Pentagon

by Edward Spannaus

Euro-Trilateral Center Stage Grabbed by Perle

by Mark Burdman

National News


Why Hiroshima Was Bombed: The ‘Utopians’ Duped a Nation  

by William Jones

Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie Groves, The Indispensable Man, by Robert Norris; and The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb, by Gar Alperovitz.



Moongate Eclipses Chinagate, Koreagate.