Announcements — February 7, 2003
IBPP announcements pertaining to reader requests, editor nominations, and relevant conferences, as well as online and print publications.
Suicide, Terrorism, and Suicidal Terrorism: Basic Assumptions — February 7, 2003
This article provides a statistically deviant perspective (among many self-professed counter terrorism experts) on the novelty and value of suicide, terrorism, and suicidal terrorism.
The Pros and Cons of Fearing Fear: Examples from Venezuela and New York State — February 7, 2003
This article describes consequences of fear for security-related public policy.
IBPP Research Associates
IBPP Research Associates - Sierra Leone/Ivory Coast — February 7, 2003
Lansana Gberie – Expo Times
This article - The Tragedy of Ivory Coast, by Lansana Gberie - was posted on the February 6, 2003 edition of Expo Times. Copyright permissions were not available for posting the article in Scholarly Commons for download.
The author discusses the history of Ivory Coast and its independence from France in 1960 through the early 21st century, emphasizing the descent into political violence and regional instability.
This Trends article discusses the (under)funding of homeland security and defense in an Executive Branch proposal for the United States Government 2004 federal budget.
Trends. Personalities, Motivations, and Capabilities: The Iraq-North Korea Distinction — February 7, 2003
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.