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Announcements — January 3, 2003
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IBPP announcements pertaining to reader requests, editor nominations, and relevant conferences, as well as online and print publications.

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North Korea and the United States: A Nuclear Family of Conditionings — January 3, 2003
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This article posits several cognitive heuristics that may at least metaphorically constitute the North Korean and United States Governments’ operational codes of international security decision-making.

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Obedience to Authority As Obedience To Authority: Current Perspectives on the Milgram Paradigm — January 3, 2003
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This article considers political implications of the Milgram obedience studies and of how these studies have fared in professional and lay discourse. A point of departure for the article is a volume edited by Thomas Blass on the studies.

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IBPP Research Associates: Kenya — January 3, 2003
Wambua Sammy – The East African (Kenya)

The article discussed - It's Goodbye to Personality Cults and Songs of Praise, by Wambua Sammy - was posted on the December 30, 2002 - January 5, 2003 issue of The East African (Kenya). Copyright permissions were not available for posting the article in Scholarly Commons, but the article is available online as part of The Mail Archive.

In the article, the author discusses and criticizes personality cults as they are associated with government in Kenya.

Trends

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Trends. The 9/11 Commission: Personnel Selection and The Problem of Caesar’s Wife — January 3, 2003
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This Trends article discussed the controversial appointment of Henry Kissinger to the Commission to investigation and make recommendations concerning the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and his subsequent resignation from it. Of particular emphasis: the idea of being above reproach.

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Trends. Thinking on Transportation Security — January 3, 2003
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This Trends article discusses the necessity of gathering intelligence successfully to combat terrorism as it pertains to commerce.