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Taking It Off In The Mideast, Editor Feb 2011

Taking It Off In The Mideast, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author explores the concept of democracy and the impact of financial, moral, and sexual corruption in the Middle East.


Sea Cruise: Israelis And Palestinians Drowning In Water Sport, Editor Jun 2010

Sea Cruise: Israelis And Palestinians Drowning In Water Sport, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses differing Israeli and Palestinian narratives in regards to the deaths of 9 people during an Israeli blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza.


A Thematic Content Analysis Of National Anthems: Europe Vs. Members Of The Arab League, Michael Moore, Daniela Kramer-Moore Apr 2004

A Thematic Content Analysis Of National Anthems: Europe Vs. Members Of The Arab League, Michael Moore, Daniela Kramer-Moore

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The authors conduct a political psychological analysis of national anthems from European, African, and Middle Eastern nations. Their results focus on the difference between anthems of European nations and members of the Arab League, and potential reasons behind those differences.


Intelligence And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor Apr 2004

Intelligence And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the ramifications of the lack of epistemological underpinnings from which the rightness or wrongness regarding WMD in Iraq can be constructed and adjudicated.


Shootings In Iraq: A South Korean Response, Editor Dec 2003

Shootings In Iraq: A South Korean Response, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This author examines statements of South Korean president, Roh Moo Hyun, in the wake of the news of the November 30, 2003 killings of two South Korean civilian electrical workers in Iraq. The nature of terrorism as well as potential interpretations of the president’s statements are stressed.


When The Risk Is Strategically And Operationally Insignificant, Editor Nov 2003

When The Risk Is Strategically And Operationally Insignificant, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses some of the dangers in labelling a risk as strategically and operationally insignificant in a security setting.


Counteracting Anti-United States Government Images In The Muslim World, Editor Oct 2003

Counteracting Anti-United States Government Images In The Muslim World, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The Muslim World is both a social construct and a phenomenological concept—without geographical boundaries. But United States Government (USG) efforts to counteract USG negative images perceived by denizens of the Muslim World seem to be addressing the space-time of geography but not the social and phenomenological elements from which these images spring.


Saudi Arabia’S Counterterrorist Rationale, Editor Sep 2003

Saudi Arabia’S Counterterrorist Rationale, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article analyzes United States public discourse on the authenticity of the Saudi Arabian government’s counterterrorism efforts.


Trends. The United States, Israel, And Parallelism In Counterterrorist Response, Editor Sep 2003

Trends. The United States, Israel, And Parallelism In Counterterrorist Response, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses and evaluates United States reactions to terrorist attacks, and US support for Israel in a political psychological context.


Trends. Car Bomb Explosion And An Explosion Of Truths, Editor Sep 2003

Trends. Car Bomb Explosion And An Explosion Of Truths, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses multiple political psychological aspects of the August 29, 2003 car bomb explosion adjacent to the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf, Iraq


Special Article. Creation Of Delusions, Karl Ericson Sep 2003

Special Article. Creation Of Delusions, Karl Ericson

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

At the age of 15 Dr. Karl Ericson was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. After electroshock and high doses of thorazine, he recovered enough to gain some insight into his condition and developed self-help methods for himself which were published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Since then he has created a web site that combines his thoughts on politics, self-help, religion and philosophy and has written a preliminary online computer aided self-help program (3). Having suffered from delusions and paranoia, Dr. Ericson is acutely aware of delusions and paranoia in society and in political thinking. He published "Creation of Paranoia ...


Trends. Commentary On “The Influence Component Of Counterterrorism: A Systems Approach, Editor Sep 2003

Trends. Commentary On “The Influence Component Of Counterterrorism: A Systems Approach, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the guiding principles for and challenges to a conceptual framework for deterring terrorism against the United States and its interests as presented by Paul Davis and Brian Jenkins in the Spring 2003 issue of Rand Review.


Trends. Why Humanitarian Workers Should Be Killed: A Perspective From Nietzschean Slave Morality, Editor Aug 2003

Trends. Why Humanitarian Workers Should Be Killed: A Perspective From Nietzschean Slave Morality, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses different views of the murders of United Nations humanitarian workers in Iraq – first, from a modern Western perspective, and, second, from the perspective of Friedrich Nietzsche as he considered the transvaluation of what is Good on the part of the powerless.


The Life And Death Of Saddam Redux, Editor Jul 2003

The Life And Death Of Saddam Redux, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article updates a previous IBPP analysis on the significance of whether Saddam Hussein is alive or dead.


Lying And Logic On Iraqi Weapons Of Mass Destruction And Linkages To Al Qaeda, Editor Jun 2003

Lying And Logic On Iraqi Weapons Of Mass Destruction And Linkages To Al Qaeda, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author examines the following question in this article: Did the Bush administration lie in asserting that Iraq had operational weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and linkages to al Qaeda?


Trends. Intelligence, Iraqi Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And Anchoring Effects, Editor Jun 2003

Trends. Intelligence, Iraqi Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And Anchoring Effects, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The anchoring effect involves the biasing of estimates based on previous beliefs. The author discusses the presence or absence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) given this anchoring effect.


An Apocryphal Discourse: Iraqi Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor Jun 2003

An Apocryphal Discourse: Iraqi Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article contests a global, public discourse wherein the United States Government’s (USG) foreign policy credibility will be severely damaged without the discovery of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) developed by the Saddam Hussein government.


Exploding Causalities: An Example From Iraq, Editor May 2003

Exploding Causalities: An Example From Iraq, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides explanations for a seemingly paradoxical social psychological response to the April 26, 2003 explosions within an ammunition dump in Baghdad.


The Life And Death Of Saddam And Osama, Editor May 2003

The Life And Death Of Saddam And Osama, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

A version of this article appears in the May 5, 2003 issue of the United States publication, Newsday.

The author compares the impacts and legacies of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.


Trends. Is Saddam Hussein Dead?, Editor Apr 2003

Trends. Is Saddam Hussein Dead?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses how we might know whether Saddam Hussein is dead, as well as his significance in the ongoing political narrative in Iraq.


A Grenade Attack And The Fog Of War, Editor Mar 2003

A Grenade Attack And The Fog Of War, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the social psychological and political psychological contexts within which attributions of causality may have been constructed concerning a grenade attack within Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait, on the very early Sunday morning of March 23, 2003.


Trends. Iraq And The Implosion Of The Terrorism Construct, Editor Mar 2003

Trends. Iraq And The Implosion Of The Terrorism Construct, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses assorted definitions of terrorism to determine which definitions could practically be applied to military action as a way of reducing violence against United States military personnel in Iraq.


Finding The Feathers In “Birds Of A Feather”: An Antiterrorist And Counterterrorist Dilemma In Profiling, Editor Feb 2003

Finding The Feathers In “Birds Of A Feather”: An Antiterrorist And Counterterrorist Dilemma In Profiling, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes a significant challenge for intelligence analysts attempting to identify individuals, groups, and organizations that have joined, are joining, or will join forces in terrorist enterprises.


Trends. Personalities, Motivations, And Capabilities: The Iraq-North Korea Distinction, Editor Feb 2003

Trends. Personalities, Motivations, And Capabilities: The Iraq-North Korea Distinction, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses and evaluates the handling of public affairs and justifications for military intervention in Iraq by the United States Secretary of State.


Trends. Double Standards On Double Standards: War With Iraq And The Middle East Peace Process, Editor Jan 2003

Trends. Double Standards On Double Standards: War With Iraq And The Middle East Peace Process, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the nature of public statements from two national governments – the United States and the United Kingdom – in reference to a potential war with Iraq. Of special interest is the possible double standard pertaining to the differences in the international treatment of Iraq vs. the role of Israel in the Middle East Peace Process.


Trends. The Psychology Of Self-Preemptive Language And Action: Iraq And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor Oct 2002

Trends. The Psychology Of Self-Preemptive Language And Action: Iraq And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the difficulties the Bush Administration encountered when attempting to sell the invasion of Iraq to the rest of the world. Language, action, and global perceptions are discussed.


Iraqi Intelligence And Antiterrorism/Counterterrorism: A News Conference By Tahir Jalil Habbush Concerning Abu Nidal, Editor Sep 2002

Iraqi Intelligence And Antiterrorism/Counterterrorism: A News Conference By Tahir Jalil Habbush Concerning Abu Nidal, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores difficulties in preventing and resolving terrorist operations that are planned by one’s adversaries for implementation against one’s political entity.


Trends. Facts And Conclusions In The Mideast, Editor May 2002

Trends. Facts And Conclusions In The Mideast, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses relations between Israelis and Palestinians, and a United Nations report involving the Jenin refugee camp.


The Subjugating Discourse In The Mideast: A Commentary On Cordesman, Editor Mar 2002

The Subjugating Discourse In The Mideast: A Commentary On Cordesman, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides a commentary on a recently published approach to a US-led process for peace between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority.


21st-Century Crusades And Demonizing Islam: Commentary On Inderfuth, Editor Sep 2001

21st-Century Crusades And Demonizing Islam: Commentary On Inderfuth, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article comments on public discourse transmitted through Western-financed mass media that attempts to demonize variants of Islam--e.g., that of the Taliban.