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Rumor Analysis: NATO, Radiation Weapons, and Gornja Omarska — September 5, 1997

This article identifies factors contributing to the credibility of a rumor transmitted by and among some Bosnian Serbs that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) employed radiation weapons in it's 1995 bombing campaign leading up to the Dayton peace accords.

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The Oxymoron of Peacekeeping — September 5, 1997

This article describes some conceptual difficulties with the notion of military personnel and weapons as peacekeeping assets.

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The Philosophy of Political Conflict: The Example of Punishment — September 5, 1997

This article posits a basic philosophical substrate of inevitable political conflict as opposed to more common psychological ones.

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The Paradox of International Smuggling: A Case for Lying Back, Letting it Happen, But Not Necessarily Enjoying It — September 5, 1997

The author discusses the paradox of international smuggling and a few scenarios to eliminate it.

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Trends. Why Princess Di? — September 5, 1997

The author discusses death, dying and Princess Diana.