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Ideologies That Kill: One Way In, No Way Out, Editor Dec 2000

Ideologies That Kill: One Way In, No Way Out, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the phenomenon of ideology as an ineluctable trap from which there is no detour and no escape.


Agent Provocateurs In The Mideast, Editor Dec 2000

Agent Provocateurs In The Mideast, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes examples of agent provocateurs in the context of conflict between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA.)


Trends. The Unconditional As Conditional: We Are All Tamils, Editor Dec 2000

Trends. The Unconditional As Conditional: We Are All Tamils, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the problematic nature of the term "unconditional" when applied to peace talks, in this case in Sri Lanka between the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government.


Sanctions And Nonproliferation Behavior: Missing On Missiles, Editor Dec 2000

Sanctions And Nonproliferation Behavior: Missing On Missiles, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes political psychologies supporting United States (US) sanctions-related behavior towards the People's Republic of China's (PRC) exporting of missiles, missile components, and missile technology.


Trends. Head Count And Nuclear War: What To Believe, Editor Nov 2000

Trends. Head Count And Nuclear War: What To Believe, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses three significant conundrums that arise in planning to deter nuclear war: 1. decapitation of the strength of the opposition; 2. lack of clear ontological validity for nuclear weapons-related language; and 3. the simultaneity of deterrence and provocation in one action.


Trends. In Absurdio Redux: The Real Message Of The Bush-Gore Elections, Editor Nov 2000

Trends. In Absurdio Redux: The Real Message Of The Bush-Gore Elections, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses voting in U.S. presidential elections, and why people vote the way they do.


Trends. Psychological Pathways To Suicidal Terrorism, Editor Nov 2000

Trends. Psychological Pathways To Suicidal Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses psychological pathways to suicidal terrorism. This discussion includes aspects of both social cognition and social learning, as well as philosophical psychology.


Colombia Cognitive Straits: No Way Out In A Maze Of Words, Editor Nov 2000

Colombia Cognitive Straits: No Way Out In A Maze Of Words, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the untenable cognitive position of many Colombian citizens without the material means to emigrate away from the current political upheaval.


Trends. Honest Broker As Broken Concept: A Middle East Example, Editor Oct 2000

Trends. Honest Broker As Broken Concept: A Middle East Example, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the psychological and practical difficulties of being an honest broker of peace between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority.


Turks, Armenians, And Genocide: Is Genocide Foreign To Foreign Policy?, Editor Oct 2000

Turks, Armenians, And Genocide: Is Genocide Foreign To Foreign Policy?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes difficulties in forging foreign policy consensus on preventing, attenuating, or intervening to stop genocide.


A Double Bind On Double Binds: Israel And The Palestinian National Authority, Editor Oct 2000

A Double Bind On Double Binds: Israel And The Palestinian National Authority, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes a number of double binds within double binds confronting Israeli governmental decision makers concerning political violence perpetrated by representatives, supporters, and exploiters of the Palestinian National Authority in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and Israel itself.


Terrorism In The Mideast And The United States Republican Presidential Campaign: Ideological Terror And Public Discourse, Editor Oct 2000

Terrorism In The Mideast And The United States Republican Presidential Campaign: Ideological Terror And Public Discourse, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the use of ideological terror by the United States (US) Republican presidential campaign in the wake of the terrorist attack on the USS Cole.


Trends. Sending Messages: The Fate Of Slobodan Milosevic, Editor Oct 2000

Trends. Sending Messages: The Fate Of Slobodan Milosevic, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

As President Vojislav Kostunica continues to attempt to consolidate his political power throughout Yugoslavia, controversy still rages as to the fate of the former president, Slobodan Milosevic. Of special interest is whether he should be forced to stand trial at The Hague as an indicted war criminal.

This article discusses arguments for and against Milosevic standing trial.


Trends. Spillover: Is United States Government Military Aid To Colombia All Wet?, Editor Oct 2000

Trends. Spillover: Is United States Government Military Aid To Colombia All Wet?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses spillover of conflicts in Colombia into surrounding countries as related to United States government military aid.


Trends. Terrorism Wins Again And Again: Explosion In The Port Of Aden, Editor Oct 2000

Trends. Terrorism Wins Again And Again: Explosion In The Port Of Aden, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the nature of terrorism as a long-established means for accomplishing political goals via targeting survivors of terrorist attacks.


Nuclear Weapons In The 21st Century: Sense, Nonsense, No Sense, Editor Oct 2000

Nuclear Weapons In The 21st Century: Sense, Nonsense, No Sense, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article considers commonly posited benefits of nation-states' possessing nuclear weapons.


On Ethical Peacekeeping: Ambivalence And Politics At The United Nations, Editor Sep 2000

On Ethical Peacekeeping: Ambivalence And Politics At The United Nations, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article highlights the significant interdependence between strategic and ethical concerns in international peacekeeping controlled by the United Nations (UN).


A Review Of "Vanishing Borders: Protecting The Planet In The Age Of Globalization" By Hilary French: Implications For Peace, Editor Sep 2000

A Review Of "Vanishing Borders: Protecting The Planet In The Age Of Globalization" By Hilary French: Implications For Peace, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article reviews a recent book by Hilary French, vice president for research at the Worldwatch Institute.


Trends. Truth And Narrative: The Case Of Ballistic Missile Defense, Editor Sep 2000

Trends. Truth And Narrative: The Case Of Ballistic Missile Defense, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and the politics and the narrative politicians tell themselves for pragmatic purposes.


Ibpp Research Associates: Israel, Gil Grein - Ibpp Research Associate, Nadav Morag - Tel Aviv University Aug 2000

Ibpp Research Associates: Israel, Gil Grein - Ibpp Research Associate, Nadav Morag - Tel Aviv University

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The is article is an interview with Dr. Nadav Morag, Department of Political Science, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel 69978, Fax: +972-3-6409515. The interview was carried out by IBPP research associate Gil Grein, and it focused on United States Vice Presidential Candidate Joseph Lieberman's religious affiliation with Orthodox Judaism.


Trends. Why The United States Still Hasn't Shaken Its Vietnam Syndrome: The Case Of Iraq, Editor Aug 2000

Trends. Why The United States Still Hasn't Shaken Its Vietnam Syndrome: The Case Of Iraq, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the the lingering presence of the Vietnam Syndrome - the idea that military successes seem to have little impact on the hearts and minds of large segments of a given country's population - in the United States' Operation DESERT STORM in Iraq.


Some Truth About Truth Commissions Iii: An Example From Poland, Editor Aug 2000

Some Truth About Truth Commissions Iii: An Example From Poland, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some unintended but predictable consequences of truth commissions impeding the consolidation of democracy in post-totalitarian and post-authoritarian states.


The Psychology Of Espionage: Contemporary Commentary, Editor Aug 2000

The Psychology Of Espionage: Contemporary Commentary, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides commentary on some of the common personnel security and counterintelligence criteria employed to minimize espionage within a political organization. The article takes as a point of departure "Security and Motivational Factors in Espionage" by Mr. Terry Thompson in the July 2000 The Intelligencer.


A Place For Ahistoricism In The Mideast, Editor Aug 2000

A Place For Ahistoricism In The Mideast, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article advocates for an ahistoricism in conflict resolution between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).


Wanted: New Methodologies For Peace, Editor Jul 2000

Wanted: New Methodologies For Peace, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes problems with common methodological approaches to developing knowledge that will prevent war and attain peace.


Trends. Totem And Taboo: The Real Meaning Of Camp David Ii, Editor Jul 2000

Trends. Totem And Taboo: The Real Meaning Of Camp David Ii, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses peace negotiations at Camp David between Israel, the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), and the United States, and taboos hindering any successful resolution as long as they remain hidden.


Preventing Political Violence: Instincts And Their Vicissitudes, Editor Jul 2000

Preventing Political Violence: Instincts And Their Vicissitudes, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some of the implications of hypothesizing an aggression instinct for preventing political violence.


Trends. Biopolitics And Anthrax: A United States Fiasco?, Editor Jul 2000

Trends. Biopolitics And Anthrax: A United States Fiasco?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the biopolitical issues involved with the mass inoculation of United States military forces against anthrax.


Trends. The Effects Of Televised Violence: Anecdotal Data From Lebanon, Editor Jul 2000

Trends. The Effects Of Televised Violence: Anecdotal Data From Lebanon, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the effects of televised violence in Lebanon, and its impact on both Hezbollah and Israeli Defense Forces.


Missile Defense Versus Deterrence: A Troubling Dichotomy, Editor Jul 2000

Missile Defense Versus Deterrence: A Troubling Dichotomy, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes fallacies in contrasting anti-ballistic missile defense with nuclear deterrence as mutually exclusive constructs.