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Volume 42, Number 12, March 20, 2015

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On the Subject of Germany’s Role  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“The commendable contribution expressed in the speech by Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier delivered on March 12, 2015, nonetheless fails to meet the essential features of the actually required terms. I, therefore, present the case required, as follows henceforth.

“In fact, the present conditions of the inhabited planet Earth, have reached the point at which the notion of the habitation of the planet, in its entirety, must be responsive to the principles of Johannes Kepler, which must be considered, actually universally, as the proper notion of design for the organization of the entirety of the planet....”

Germans Raise the Alarm: Putin Warned West of Nuclear Showdown over Crimea  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Steinmeier Takes On the U.S. War Party  

by William Jones

Beyond Attack on Venezuela: Global Assault on the BRICS  

by Cynthia R. Rush

Modi Strengthens India’s Ties with Its Indian Ocean Neighbors  

by Ramtanu Maitra

International Intelligence  

Feature

China’s Congress Charts a New Path for the World  

by William Jones

Much of the attention focused on this year’s meeting of China’s National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee, has been misguided or worse, malicious. But the Congress’s importance is real. With the full brunt of the international financial crisis hitting the West, China is playing a crucial role in maintaining stability in the world economy. In particular, its commitment to the development of the two Silk Roads, the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, represents the only option for the world to chart a path out of the present economic crisis.

The Maritime Silk Road—1405 and 2013  

by Michael Billington

The old, caravan Silk Road through Central Asia, dating back to Roman times, is well known. Less well known is the precedent for the New Maritime Silk Road—the massive armadas of the Ming Dynasty of China in the early 15th Century, by far the largest and most extensive voyages of diplomacy and exploration in the world at that time.

China’s ‘One Belt/One Road’ Policy Is Open to All Nations  

by Hu Yi

Mr. Hu, the First Secretary of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Denmark, spoke at the EIR/Schiller Institute diplomatic seminar in Copenhagen on Jan. 30.

Economics

Greece Is Taking Up the BRICS Option  

by Dean Andromidas

Greece has become the standard bearer for the BRICS in Europe. With the European Union refusing to turn off the road leading to self-destruction, the drive for economic development led by Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa is creating a powerful alternative that Greece is ready to adopt.

IMF Applies ‘Greek’ Austerity Formula to War-Ravaged Ukraine  

by Susan Welsh

The agreement signed between the IMF and the Ukrainian government on March 11 will do nothing to help that bankrupt and war-torn country. On the contrary, it will drive Ukraine deeper into debt, and force wages and living standards down even further than has already occurred under the regime put into place by the U.S. and the EU one year ago.

Ending the Myth of the U.S. ‘Recovery’  

by Paul Gallagher

The approach of the 2016 Presidential election has galvanized some among leading Democrats to reject, publicly, the idea that Americans have experienced any “recovery” from the 2007-08 collapse. The reality of the lack of capital investment since the elimination of the Glass-Steagall Act is asserting itself.

National

Martin O’Malley: Restoring Glass-Steagall Is the Central Issue  

by Debra Hanania Freeman

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who has been touring the country pressing his exploratory bid for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination, has made restoring Glass-Steagall central to addressing what he sees as the defining issues of income inequality and continually declining wages.

LaRouche: O’Malley Is Right About Glass-Steagall  

Fraud, Drugs, Terror: Will HSBC Be Stopped?  

For more than a century, HSBC’s financial skullduggery has helped cover over the problems of its patrons, filling its coffers with ill-gotten gains from drugs, arms sales, and financial manipulation. But now, HSBC has run into some serious problems, which threaten to pull down both the bank itself, and some of its most prominent protectors.

Science

To Explain the Solar System, First Understand Creativity  

The second part of the Feb. 25 LaRouche PAC Science Team’s New Paradigm weekly show, this week featuring Benjamin Deniston, joined by Megan Beets and Jason Ross, continuing an ongoing discussion about the continuity of thought from Nicholas of Cusa to Johannes Kepler. This week the discussion focuses on Kepler’s exploration of the relationship between the musical harmonies and the orbits of the five inner planets.

Editorial

Three Leaders Offer Hope Against War  

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