C O N T E N T S
Winning Trade Wars with Quality
- by Robert Reich
Robert Reich of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission looks at the relationship between product
quality and success in international trade; and speculates on the legacy of distrust being
created by multinationals selling shoddy goods in the Third World.
Canada Takes on the Oil Giants
- by Charles Pekow
Ottawa's new energy policy has boardrooms from Calgary to Houston jumping mad - and threatening
to pull their oil investment dollars out of the country.
Colombia Signs Over Its Coal Resources
- by Patricia Perkins
A deal with Exxon to develop the country's largest coal mine has drawn criticism
both inside and out of the government.
The Politics of Information
- an interview with Stan Swinton
The Vice president and director of world services for the Associated Press discusses the
geopolitics of information and the role of the United Nations in mediating Third World
complaints against the Western media.
Business In the Shah's Iran
- by John Cavanagh
The relationship between the Shah and multinationals was a cozy one: in fact, the Shah
may have saved several American arms firms from bankruptcy. The first of a two-part series.
The Nuclear Industry Looks Cautiously Ahead
Seabed Mining Moves a Step Closer
Multinationals Squeeze Gas Dealers
Reviews of books, reports and periodicals; and information on organizations