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Volume 25, Number 19, May 8, 1998

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Departments

Australia Dossier  

by Robert Barwick

Greenies don’t give a dam.

Editorial  

New financial system, or no food.

Strategic Studies

Caspian Sea development has British worried  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

This oil-rich region is of the utmost strategic significance, particularly as the Eurasian Land-Bridge opens up development prospects for all of Central Asia.

The legal status of the Caspian Sea  

by Yand Shu

A guest contribution by Prof. Yand Shu, vice president of the Institute of Central Asia Studies at Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, People’s Republic of China.

Economics

Exposed! The anti-German plot behind the ‘euro’  

by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

The German government has declassified secret documents which show how Chancellor Kohl was pressured to agree to the European Monetary Union, as the price for the reunification of Germany.

Documentation: The British strategy against German unity, and the Bank of England’s plan today, to “manage” the euro.

Wave of bank mergers reflects a grave danger to the economy  

by John Hoefle

Testimony by EIR’s John Hoefle submitted to a House Banking Committee hearing on bank mergers.

Japan’s new ‘stimulus package’ solves nothing  

One small step for nuclear R&D  

by Marsha Freeman

An effort to keep the nuclear option alive revolves around the Nuclear Energy Research Initiative.

Business Briefs  

Feature

Colombia must follow Peru’s strategy vs. narco-terrorism  

by Dennis Small

If the situation continues as it is, Colombia will become a narco-state within a year. The United States must ally with those who are willing to fight narco-terrorism, as Peru has conducted this war.

London’s São Paulo Forum declares war on the United States  

by Gretchen Small

In March, the São Paulo Forum’s Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) declared war against the United States, promising to turn the region into a new “Vietnam,” should the United States aid Colombia against the drug cartels.

The FARC attacks, the government negotiates, and Colombia disintegrates  

by Javier Almario

Gen. Bedoya: To win, mobilize the nation  

Colombia ushers in a narco-dictatorship  

Peru moves decisively on narco-terrorism  

Recommendations for Peru’s war on drugs  

by Luis Vasquez

Samper hands FARC huge territory  

International

Serbia’s Milosevic steers Balkans toward a new war  

by Umberto Pascali

The strings of the Serbian dictator are being pulled from London and Paris, where the oligarchy is once again trying to blow up the Balkan powderkeg.

High protest vote in German state election  

by Angelika Beyreuther-Raimondi

The election in the former East German state of Saxon-Anhalt, where unemployment is officially 24.1%, was a stunning defeat for Chancellor Helmut Kohl’s Christian Democratic Union.

A phantom dissolves: the end of the RAF?  

by Angelika Beyreuther-Raimondi

Helga Zepp-LaRouche on RAF terrorism  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Ukrainian ‘democracy’ is sacrificed to the IMF  

by Rachel Douglas

Including a statement by Dr. Natalya Vitrenko, chairman of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, who is being denied the parliamentary seat to which she was elected.

Schiller Institute organizes in Poland  

by Katherine Notley

Angolans protect fragile, new peace, foil British destabilization effort  

by Dean Andromidas

An EIR team was invited to Angola to investigate first-hand the role of the London-based Defence Systems Ltd. and Executive Outcomes in destabilizing the peace process.

International Intelligence  

National

Starr’s Hubbell indictment: the Olson Salon in action  

by Edward Spannaus

There is only one purpose to the new indictment, and that is to pressure the former Associate Attorney General to lie about the President of the United States. Hubbell is saying, “No, thanks.”

Clinton slaps down ‘clean needles’ ploy  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The President’s extension of the nine-year ban on Federal funding of needle-exchange programs was a personal defeat for drug-legalizer George Soros.

Congress stalls: last gasp for the IMF?  

by Suzanne Rose

The refusal of the U.S. Congress to fund the IMF is a signal to the world of a lack of confidence in this institution.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

National News  

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