Contributors: Feb. 15, 1999

JOSHUA COOPER RAMO, editor of TIME's World section, takes you inside the most powerful economic triangle in Washington in this week's cover story on the Committee to Save the World, a.k.a. Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and Deputy Treasury Secretary Larry Summers. As volatility has upset foreign markets and economic models, the three men have forged a unique partnership to prevent the turmoil from engulfing the globe. "They are motivated by the prospect of confronting entirely unprecedented economic challenges," says Ramo. Reporting this tale proved a challenge too. Ramo followed Summers to Russia this summer as that country's...