When Political Violence Stops: The Problem of Psychosocial Reconstruction in the Third World — September 25, 1998
This article continues the IBPP series on research presented at the 1998 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, California. The article is based on a presentation by IBPP Editor Cristina J. Montiel at the symposium--"After the Fighting Stops-Psychosocial Intervention and Reconciliation"-- that was co-chaired by Dr. Corann Okorodudu, Rowan University, and Anne Anderson, Psychologists for Social Responsibility.
Language and Aviation Safety: Sovereignty versus Sanctity of Life — September 18, 1998
This article identifies political factors that impede adequate language training for flight crews. These factors also are impediments to aviation safety.
Original Sin and the Power of Narrative in Intelligence Operations — September 18, 1998
This article illustrates how the intent of a political community to demand sinless behavior in its leaders can sow the seeds for that community's demise.
Trends. Dubious Editorial on "Dubious Decisions on the Sudan": A Counterterrorist and Intelligence Concern — September 25, 1998
The author discusses an editorial in the September 23, 1998 Issue of The New York Times that describes the possible analytic fallacies in the United States Government's (USG) decision to target a pharmaceutical plant in the Sudan.
Trends. Mexico, Illicit Drugs, and Psychological Assessment: Reliability and Validity as Pipe Dreams — September 25, 1998
The author discusses top-level and elite law enforcement and criminal justice officials in Mexico seem to have been cooperating with illicit drug-trafficking organizations and the support that they get from the United States.