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Euro-Psychology: When Money is More than Money — October 3, 1997

This article describes some psychological roles of money and the import of these roles for domestic and international economics. The coming of the euro is used as an example.

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Philosophical Issues in Verification of Weapons Limitation, Reduction, and Nonproliferation Treaties — October 3, 1997

This article describes some of the philosophical Issues that permeate the belief systems of individuals attempting to craft and/or evaluate the verification components of various weapons-related treaties.

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To the Best of My Recollection: Memory Malingerers and Congressional Testimony — October 3, 1997

This article (1) describes some common concepts of clinical research on memory malingering and (2) advocates the heuristic value of these concepts for political committees seeking to devise methods that elicit truthful statements from individuals providing testimony.

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PEN, Peru, Pornography, Propaganda, and Power — October 3, 1997

The author discusses the postmodern approaches to basic tenets of science which often deconstruct basic concepts such as cause and effect, prediction, empirical validation, and the like.

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Trends. Environment and Security in an Era of Globalization: Why Kyoto Matters — October 3, 1997

THe author discusses the international meeting on global warming set for Kyoto, Japan in December 1997, in which the United States government (USG) still has not provided significant input as to direction, agenda, criteria, and the like.