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Rationales and Rationalizations: United States Government Policy Towards Iraqi Noncompliance with United Nations-Mandated Inspections and Monitoring — August 21, 1998
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This article identifies apparent inconsistencies in United States Government explanations for its current policy towards Iraqi noncompliance with the inspection and monitoring requirements of the United Nations. The article then posits an explanation for these inconsistencies in explanation.

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The Psychology of Political Oppression: Studying False Consciousness — August 21, 1998
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Starting with this Issue, IBPP will be reporting on a series of research presentations--each with relevance to political psychology--from the 1998 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. The following article describes the work of John T. Jost of Stanford University.

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Words and Actions: The Referent as a Problem in the Deterrence of Nuclear Weapons Employment — August 21, 1998
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This article describes difficulties in identifying action referents of the word deterrence. These difficulties pose a significant problem for developing and implementing security policies against adversaries' employment of weapons of mass destruction.

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Trends. Sex and the Totemic Presidency — August 21, 1998
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The author discusses the dynamics of the Lewinksky-Clinton relationship to the United States Presidency.

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Trends. The Omagh Bombing: Ireland and the Psychology of Walls — August 21, 1998
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The author discusses the psychological aspect of walls in relation to peace efforts in Northern Ireland.