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The Morality Of Trading And Purchasing Pollution Emissions Rights: Further Comments On The Dec 1997

The Morality Of Trading And Purchasing Pollution Emissions Rights: Further Comments On The

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The December 12, 1997 Issue of IBPP provides an analysis supporting the trading and purchasing of pollution- emissions rights as means to responsibly confront the threat of global warming. The present article maintains this stance in critiquing a December 15, 1997 article in The New York Times by Michael J. Sandel, a professor of government at Harvard University.


Trends. Iran, Iraq, And Dual Containment: The Unbalanced Balance, Editor Dec 1997

Trends. Iran, Iraq, And Dual Containment: The Unbalanced Balance, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses his views on whether or not US policy should change in regards to Iran and Iraq in the wake of allegedly conciliatory comments towards the USG made by Iranian President Mohammed Khatami and of continued noncompliance by Saddam Hussein with United Nations (UN)-mandated sanctions.


Trends. The Kyoto Protocol: Emissions On Trading Or Purchasing Emissions Rights, Editor Dec 1997

Trends. The Kyoto Protocol: Emissions On Trading Or Purchasing Emissions Rights, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

In this analysis, the author discusses the Kyoto Protocol.


Functionalism As An Aid To Antiterrorist/Counterterrorist Analysis Dec 1997

Functionalism As An Aid To Antiterrorist/Counterterrorist Analysis

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes how philosophical and psychological variants of functionalism can aid antiterrorist/counterterrorist analysis.


Globalization: Bad News For Antiterrorism And Counterterrorism Nov 1997

Globalization: Bad News For Antiterrorism And Counterterrorism

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article suggests that increasing globalization increases the threat of terrorism.


Trends. Verification Of Nuclear Weapons Treaties: Do "Open Skies" Make A Difference? Necessarily Enjoying It, Editor Oct 1997

Trends. Verification Of Nuclear Weapons Treaties: Do "Open Skies" Make A Difference? Necessarily Enjoying It, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the implication of "Open Skies" on the misperceptions and government deceptions leading to increased conflict and war.


Trends. Political Psychologies Of Welfare, Editor Oct 1997

Trends. Political Psychologies Of Welfare, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the pros and cons of government welfare programs.


Amnesty For Amnesty: Towards An International Criminal Court Oct 1997

Amnesty For Amnesty: Towards An International Criminal Court

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This paper articulates some of the psychological and philosophical Issues underlying political conflict on the question of amnesty.


Trends. Environment And Security In An Era Of Globalization: Why Kyoto Matters Oct 1997

Trends. Environment And Security In An Era Of Globalization: Why Kyoto Matters

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

THe author discusses the international meeting on global warming set for Kyoto, Japan in December 1997, in which the United States government (USG) still has not provided significant input as to direction, agenda, criteria, and the like.


Trends. Mother Teresa And The War On Poverty Sep 1997

Trends. Mother Teresa And The War On Poverty

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses Mother Teresa's views on poverty.


A Moral Dilemma For The Political Psychologist: Decreasing Criminal Violence As Symptom Sep 1997

A Moral Dilemma For The Political Psychologist: Decreasing Criminal Violence As Symptom

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes two approaches to decreasing criminal violence and the moral dilemma in choosing between them.


Some Truth About Truth Commissions Ii Sep 1997

Some Truth About Truth Commissions Ii

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

In "Some Truth about Truth Commissions," 1(12), 1-3, IBPP described some of the main purposes and consequences of political truth commissions. In the present article, IBPP describes some of the problems inherent in discharging one potential responsibility of such commissions--managing the disposition of secret files developed by a previous government on the citizens that government allegedly represented.


The Oxymoron Of Peacekeeping Sep 1997

The Oxymoron Of Peacekeeping

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some conceptual difficulties with the notion of military personnel and weapons as peacekeeping assets.


The Philosophy Of Political Conflict: The Example Of Punishment Sep 1997

The Philosophy Of Political Conflict: The Example Of Punishment

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article posits a basic philosophical substrate of inevitable political conflict as opposed to more common psychological ones.


Trends. Blowing The Perfect Cover: The Trials Of Mexico's Former Drug Czar Aug 1997

Trends. Blowing The Perfect Cover: The Trials Of Mexico's Former Drug Czar

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the aspects of General Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo's civilian and military trials concerning his alleged illegal involvement in illicit drug trafficking.


Security And The Global Environment: An Introduction Aug 1997

Security And The Global Environment: An Introduction

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some of the psychopolitical consequences of managing economic activities in an era of globalization.


Trends. Encrypting Encryption: Some Comments On S. 909, Secure Public Networks Act Aug 1997

Trends. Encrypting Encryption: Some Comments On S. 909, Secure Public Networks Act

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses The use of technology and telecommunications being employed by people in the commission of crimes, viz., terrorism and organized crime.


Trends. Bahtmen To The Rescue: A Psychology Of Altruism In Thailand Aug 1997

Trends. Bahtmen To The Rescue: A Psychology Of Altruism In Thailand

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author examines the Thai financial system billion dollar rescue in terms of altruism vs. egoism.


Trends. Carrots And Sticks: The Aftermath Of Terrorist Acts Aug 1997

Trends. Carrots And Sticks: The Aftermath Of Terrorist Acts

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the controversy over the Israeli government response to the terrorist acts on July 30, 1997 of two suicidal bombers in West Jerusalem.


Trends. Can Accountability Be Accountable? General Fogleman Requests Retirement Aug 1997

Trends. Can Accountability Be Accountable? General Fogleman Requests Retirement

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Ultimately military personnel deal with life and death Issues--even if for many of these personnel the likelihood of the ultimate is very remote. Requiring accountability for these personnel--the taking of responsibility for one's actions and their consequences--is a sound abstract principle. However, it too easily breaks down in concrete instances.


The Political Psychology Of Virtual Reality: Scandinavian Trail Blazing, Editor Jul 1997

The Political Psychology Of Virtual Reality: Scandinavian Trail Blazing, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies some research opportunities concerning the political psychology of virtual reality.


Trends. Supercomputer Sales And Nuclear Proliferation: The Surrealist Top Ten, Editor Jul 1997

Trends. Supercomputer Sales And Nuclear Proliferation: The Surrealist Top Ten, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses supercomputers in conjunction with nuclear weapons.


Taking Down The Tupac Amaru: A Personal Account, Cesar Gayoso Jun 1997

Taking Down The Tupac Amaru: A Personal Account, Cesar Gayoso

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article was submitted by Cesar Gayoso, Policy Analyst and Editor of Taller de Psicologia, who is affiliated with Pontificia Universidad Catolicia del Peru. He also is an IBPP Regional Editor and he desires commentary from readers . His article is a personal account of the political psychological effects of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement's (MRTA) takeover of the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima, Peru, the Peruvian government's operation to end the takeover and free hostages, and the operation's aftermath. Readers should also consult "Taking Down the Tupac Amaru: The Best and Worst of Counterterrorism" in IBPP ...


Twenty First Century Terrorism: The New Face Of The Hydra (Part Iii), James A. Kinnison May 1997

Twenty First Century Terrorism: The New Face Of The Hydra (Part Iii), James A. Kinnison

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This is the third and final installment of an article by Mr. James A. Kinnison. Mr. Kinnison is a political science graduate student from the University of New Mexico and specializes in international relations and national security. This installment provides opinions on terrorism challenges for intelligence and law enforcement. (Correction from last week. The second installment’s note (xx) was left off the text. It is Vandenko, I. (November 16, 1995.) Kuda edut radioaktivnye konteynery iz Chechnya? Izvestiya, p. 2.


Twenty First Century Terrorism: The New Face Of The Hydra (Part Ii), James A. Kinnison May 1997

Twenty First Century Terrorism: The New Face Of The Hydra (Part Ii), James A. Kinnison

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The second installment of this article by Mr. James A. Kinnison, political science graduate student from the University of New Mexico, who specializes in international relations and national security provides opinions on chemical, biological, and nuclear terrorism. A version of this article was presented at the international academic conference on Science, Technology, and the 21st Century: New Eden or Armageddon? at Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma on March 21, 1997.


Taking Down The Tupac Amaru: The Best And Worst Of Counterterrorism, Editor May 1997

Taking Down The Tupac Amaru: The Best And Worst Of Counterterrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Many informed observers are citing the Peruvian governments operation to rescue hostages held by the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) at the Japanese Ambassadors residence in Lima, Peru as a textbook success. These observers are already holding up the operation as a standard of counterterrorism (CT) excellence rivaling the Israeli rescue at Entebbe and the German rescue in Somalia. Are these observers right?


21st Century Terrorism: The New Face Of The Hydra (Part I), James A. Kinnison Apr 1997

21st Century Terrorism: The New Face Of The Hydra (Part I), James A. Kinnison

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The IBPP Editors are pleased to publish this article by Mr. James A. Kinnison, a graduate student in the Political Science Department at the University of New Mexico, who is specializing in international relations and national security. Part of the work for this article was done while Mr. Kinnison was an extern at Sandia National Laboratories. (Of course, the views in the article are solely his own.) A version of this article was presented at the international academic conference on Science, Technology, and the 21st Century: New Eden or Armageddon?” at Cameron University, Lawton Oklahoma on March 21, 1997. This ...


Some Problems With Aviation Antiterrorism And Counterterrorism Policy: A Multi-Cultural Communication Approach, Editor Apr 1997

Some Problems With Aviation Antiterrorism And Counterterrorism Policy: A Multi-Cultural Communication Approach, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This is the third in a continuing IBPP series of articles about aviation terrorism. (See IBPP Vol. 1, Nos. 12 and 15 for the first two articles.) It was presented at the international conference entitled "Aviation Communication: A Multi-Cultural Forum" on April 9, 1997 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona. This article illustrates how five commonly accepted elements of aviation antiterrorism and counterterrorism policy usually perpetuate terrorism as opposed to attenuating it.


Suicide Bombing In Tel Aviv: Some Psychological Issues, Editor Mar 1997

Suicide Bombing In Tel Aviv: Some Psychological Issues, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Several recurring Issues in the political psychology analysis of terrorism are illustrated in another Mideast tragedy.


Birth Of The Suicidal Terrorist: A Self-Justification Approach, Editor Mar 1997

Birth Of The Suicidal Terrorist: A Self-Justification Approach, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This paper describes social psychological techniques employed by recruiters to select, solicit, and shape suicidal terrorists.