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Attributions and International Political Conflict — May 22, 1998

This article highlights the relevance of some recent research on psychological attribution processes to the prevention, development, maintenance, exacerbation, and attenuation of international political conflict.

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Cognitive Complexity and the International Monetary Fund: An $18 Billion Question — May 22, 1998

This article describes two common political positions on the Clinton Administration's proposal to allocate an additional $18 billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and then offers a less common position. The three positions may be differentiated by the psychological construct of cognitive complexity.

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The Return of Godzilla: Political Psychology and Monsters — May 22, 1998

This article describes two political psychological functions of monsters in the movies, especially movie series.

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Trends. Campaign Funds, Satellite and Missile Technology, and the People's Republic of China: The Real National Security Problem — May 22, 1998
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The author discusses a potential national security problem concerning a myriad of stories about (1) Chinese military intelligence funneling funds to the Democratic National and (2) antecedent, concurrent, and/or subsequent decisions to facilitate Chinese launching of US commercial satellites; and (3) the consequences of (1) and (2).

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Trends. Change of Government in Indonesia: The Reinforcing and Shattering of Myths — May 22, 1998
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The author discusses mythbusting in relation to Asian democracy.

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Trends. The Truth in Northern Ireland — May 22, 1998
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The author discusses the recent Northern Ireland peach agreement.