Counterintelligence and Insecure Cognitions: The Case of Robert P. Hanssen — March 2, 2001
This article identifies cognitions harbored as security-philic beliefs by well-meaning policymakers but associated with even greater security vulnerability.
Sanctions That Work: The Bush Perspective on Iraq — March 2, 2001
This article describes some implications of United States (US) President Bush's comments on "sanctions that work" in the context of US foreign policy towards Iraq.
Will an Online Court System Go Off the Tracks? — March 2, 2001
This article identifies psychological concerns with the development of cybercourts for the adjudication of civil and criminal Issues.
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IBPP Research Associates: Zimbabwe — March 2, 2001
Staff Writer – The Daily News (Zimbabwe)
This article - Classic case of a revolution devouring its own children - was by an anonymous Zimbabwean and it was originally posted on the February 28th issue of The Daily News (Zimbabwe). It cannot be provided in Scholarly Commons due to copyright. Please contact The Daily News for details.
This article considers the issue of newspaper censorship in the context of Zimbabwean independence (1980).
Trends. Politically Incorrect on Human Rights: The 2000 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices — March 2, 2001
The United States (US) Department of State publicly released the 2000 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on February 26, 2001. As usual, it provides information as both fact and opinion on how human rights are upheld and violated in almost all countries and territories throughout the world. And as usual it provides two types of politically incorrect controversies.
Trends. The Idolatry of Ignorance and Iconoclasm: Notes on the Taliban — March 2, 2001
The New York Times has reported that at least some Taliban authorities have directed that all statues in Afghanistan--including those commonly viewed as priceless exemplars of cultural (largely Buddhist) heritage and as treasures--be destroyed. The Taliban's rationale--that these statues have been used as idols and deities by non-Islamic believers and may be turned into idols in the future--is largely discussed in the context of leading to a global cultural catastrophe, as an unacceptable decision, as gratuitous vandalism, as exemplifying a rigid ignorance deserving unique contempt and disgust.