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Volume 13, Number 31, August 8, 1986

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Interviews

Hanna Siniora  

by Muriel Mirak

The editor-in-chief of the Palestinian daily Al Fajr newspaper, sees the recent Peres-Hassan summit as a “breakthrough.”

Departments

Report from Rio  

by Lorenzo Carrasco

How Not To Form a Common Market.

Dateline Mexico  

by Josefina Menéndez

Labor Slams Federal District Scheme.

Northern Flank  

by Göran Haglund

KGB Scandals Probed by ... the KGB.

Report from Bonn  

by Rainer Apel

A Salesman for Kissinger’s New Yalta.

Report from Madrid  

by Leonardo Servadio

ETA’s Dirty War.

Andean Report  

by Valerie Rush

Tiger-Slaying in Venezuela.

Editorial  

The IMF’s Technicians.

Economics

Collapse Verifies EIR’s Warning of 15-25% Decline  

by David Goldman

In December 1985, this publication forecast a 15% to 25% rate of decline in U.S. output of physical goods during 1986. This has already come true—and the worst is ahead.

Peru’s Alan García Builds ‘an Economy of National Defense’  

by Mark Sonnenblick

Documentation: Excerpts from the interview with President García in the Mexican daily Excelsior.

Evidence Mounts of AIDS Link to Insects  

by Warren J. Hamerman

Gorbachov’s Russia To Pay Czarist Debt  

by William Engdahl

Corporate Profile: Gianni Agnelli: The Oligarchical Fruit of the Philosophy of Nazi-Communism  

by Antonio Gaspari

Currency Rates  

Agriculture  

by Marcia Merry

Will Drought Assistance Help?

Business Briefs  

Feature

The Elections of July 6: Turning Point for Japan  

by Linda de Hoyos

It may not be until the 21st century that the world fully comprehends the significance of the landslide victory for Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone’s Liberal Democratic Party.

Japan’s Nakasone: Sengo no Sokessan  

by Uwe Henke v. Parpart

The Japanese leader in his own words, and in the eyes of the Eastern Establishment and Moscow.

Japan’s Trade Profile Determined by IMF Austerity, U.S. Collapse  

by David Goldman

Japan’s Educational Reform: To Restore the Dignity of Man  

by Linda de Hoyos

Science & Technology

Japan’s ‘Nuclear Energy Vision’ in the 21st Century  

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

Japan’s programmatic commitment to develop the most advanced and efficient energy sources available.

Fusion: ‘If the U.S. Won’t Do It, We Will’  

International

Queen Elizabeth Risks All for New Yalta Deal with Moscow  

by Criton Zoakos

The magnitude of the risk that the British Royal Family decided to take, when it plunged into an open constitutional confrontation with the Prime Minister over the issue of economic sanctions against South Africa, is not greater than the strategic stakes over which the fight is being waged.

Gorbachov: Russia Is an Asian Power  

by Konstantin George

Soviet Chief Purging His Own Appointees  

by Rachel Douglas and Konstantin George

‘Marshall Plan’ Must Go Full Speed Ahead  

by Muriel Mirak

Peres-Mubarak Talks Are In the Works  

by Thierry Lalevée

Colombian Labor Movement Battles AIFLD and the Dope Mafia  

by Valerie Rush

The Christians of Lebanon  

by George Larin

A guest commentary.

International Intelligence  

Document

Weinberger: Athens, Sparta, and Today’s Military Crisis  

by Caspar Weinberger

Excerpts from the address of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger at the National Defense University at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., on July 29, 1986.

National

Reagan Vows ‘Full Force of Presidency’ To Fight Drugs  

by Nicholas F. Benton

White House spokesman Larry Speakes was outspoken in blaming NBC national television, in particular, for “rating the worst” in hysterical misrepresentation of the war on drugs.

Will William Weld Give Immunity to Wanted Terrorist?  

by Michele Steinberg

Richard Lugar: Is He a Freemason or Merely a Lunatic?  

by Susan Welsh

The Senator has pushed through his committee a package of economic sanctions that would plunge South Africa into race war, and wreck the U.S. economy.

Congressional Closeup  

by Kathleen Klenetsky

National News  

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