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Psychological Operations and an Iatrogenic Threat in Iraq — March 7, 2003
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This article describes a psychological phenomenon that might lead to the backfiring of an attempt at employing psychological operations.

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The Politics of Helping: An Example from Guatemala — March 7, 2003
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This article identifies a complexity of helping others based on beliefs in the therapeutic value of such constructs as reliving memories, venting, catharsis, and the return of the repressed.

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IBPP Research Associates: Kenya — March 7, 2003
Charles Oyango-Obbo

The article discussed - Powell's cartoonist is winning Gulf War II, by Charles Oyango-Obbo - was posted on the March 3, 2003 issue of The East African online. Copyright permissions were not available, and it has not been provided for download.

The author describes local reactions to the American and British decision to go to war against Iraq.

Trends

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Trends. Geropsychology and Global Security — March 7, 2003
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This Trends article discusses how to evaluate whether national leaders, as senior citizens, can be considered the best and brightest, and the possible role for cognitive stimulation.

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Trends. On Rewarding Blackmail and Brinkmanship in North Korea — March 7, 2003
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This Trends article discusses North Korean use of blackmail and brinkmanship in its relationship with other countries, comparing that to the United States’ use of “carrots and sticks” in its dealings with Iraq.

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Trends. Terrorism, Behavioral Profiling, and Aviation Security — March 7, 2003
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This Trends article discusses the quest to improve aviation security by identifying behavioral indicators for terrorism.