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Announcements — January 17, 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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Psychological Profiling of Terrorists: Recent Findings From Singapore on Jemaah Islamiyah — January 17, 2003
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This article reviews the contemporary history of psychological profiling of terrorists and then relates this history to recent psychological profiling data on detainees who are allegedly members of a group that allegedly engages in terrorist behavior.

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IBPP Research Associates: Liberia — January 17, 2003
Maxwell Ziamo - allaboutliberia.com

The article discussed - The Code of Silence, by Maxwell Ziamo - was posted on the January 16, 2003 issue of allaboutliberia.com. Copyright permissions were not available, and it may not be posted for download in Scholarly Commons.

Ziamo discusses the group Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (or LURD) and its alleged terrorist/barbaric activities in Liberia, while pointing out that supporters of LURD have freedom of movement in the United States.

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Trends. Subtle and Obvious Items in Psychological Assessment: The Case of Iraq — January 17, 2003
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This Trends article discusses the types of questions asked of Iraqi authorities by United Nations weapons inspectors in the process of searching for weapons of mass destruction as well as validity for the questioning process.

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Trends. Vampire Watch: Security in Malawi — January 17, 2003
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This trends article discusses the idea of a security index, or how comfortable people are with themselves in their daily lives, and peoples’ willingness to believe in the bizarre, the alien, and the fantastic as the security index reflects ever more insecurity. The author notes that all people, being world citizens, are subject to such beliefs as the conditions of our lives deteriorate.