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Announcements — February 22, 2003
Editor

IBPP announcements pertaining to reader requests, editor nominations, and relevant conferences, as well as online and print publications.

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A Psychologist’s View On and From Iraq — February 22, 2003
Kelly Anthony - Psychology Department / Wesleyan University

The author discusses her personal experiences in Iraq in early 2003. Opposed to what she considered "a groundless war and to destructive and largely ineffective sanctions," she saw her trip as an opportunity to observe the social psychological impact of the aforementioned actions on the Iraqi people.

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Finding the Feathers in “Birds of a Feather”: An Antiterrorist and Counterterrorist Dilemma in Profiling — February 22, 2003
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This article describes a significant challenge for intelligence analysts attempting to identify individuals, groups, and organizations that have joined, are joining, or will join forces in terrorist enterprises.

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The “Politically Motivated” Defense: An Example from Paraguay — February 22, 2003
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This article describes and analyzes the construct of a specific defense strategy employed by political leaders against allegations of wrongdoing.

IBPP Research Associates

 

IBPP Research Associates: Namibia — February 22, 2003
Willy Amutenya - The Namibian

The commentary discussed was posted on the February 9, 2003 issue of The Namibian by Willy Amutenya. Copyright permission for the article were not available, and it is not in Scholarly Commons for download.

The author discusses the escalation of tribalism and racism in Namibia.

Trends

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Trends. Homeland Security and the Problem of What Counts — February 22, 2003
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This Trends article discusses and evaluates claims that “the Bush Administration’s policies and programs for homeland security…too sparsely [invest] in relevant initiatives.”