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Off-Balance Balance Theories: The Saga of Hun Sen, Norodom Ranariddh, and Pol Pot — August 1, 1997

This article describes how psychological balance theories might be applied to generate hypotheses about political events in Cambodia since the Paris Accords of 1991.

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The Man Who Would be King: Thoughts on the Death of Saw Maung — August 1, 1997

This article describes some common psychological pathways resulting in political leaders believing that they are more than they are.

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World Government and Black Helicopters: Psychological Factors Affecting Support for the United Nations — August 1, 1997

This article describes some psychological factors--too often ignored in debates and policy development--affecting support for the United Nations.

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Trends. Can Accountability Be Accountable? General Fogleman Requests Retirement — August 1, 1997

Ultimately military personnel deal with life and death Issues--even if for many of these personnel the likelihood of the ultimate is very remote. Requiring accountability for these personnel--the taking of responsibility for one's actions and their consequences--is a sound abstract principle. However, it too easily breaks down in concrete instances.

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Trends. The Timelessness of Conspiracy Theories: Comments of the Malaysian Prime Minister — August 1, 1997

The author discusses the allegations of conspiracy that can be discovered and identified throughout history.