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.
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.
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.
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.
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.