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From the Movies to Malacañang: The Rise to Power of Philippine President Joseph Estrada — July 17, 1998
Elizabeth J. Macapagal

This article was written by Ma. Elizabeth J. Macapagal of Ateneo de Manila University, Republic of the Philippines. She brings at least three sources of expertise to her topic: formal training in the social sciences, a political intuition for the telling detail, and experiential/observational acumen and tradition as the granddaughter of former Philippine president, Diosdado Macapagal. (The article has undergone minor editing by IBPP).

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The Taliban Touch: Is Smashing TV Sets a Smashing Idea? — July 17, 1998
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This article contains a commentary on a new public policy announced by the Taliban movement in Afghanistan that will proscribe televisions, videocassette recorders, videotapes, and satellite dishes among the people under its control. The commentary focuses on the potential political consequences of this policy based on psychological research on the effects of television.

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Trends. The Economic Psychology of Conflict: A Japanese "Secret" Approach — July 17, 1998
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The author discusses the potential "confusion" in the currency markets, in all the Asian markets.

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Trends. The July 26 Elections: Ignoring the Political Psychology of Cambodia — July 17, 1998
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The author discusses the upcoming, July 26, 1998, Cambodian election.