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Articles

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Human Rights: When Might Makes Right? — February 19, 1999
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This article illustrates the various rights underlying the concept of human rights as right.

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Personnel Security: A Challenge for Social Science Methodologists — February 19, 1999
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This article delineates three main failings of common approaches to personnel security programs--especially those program components dealings with violations of trust.

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The Eritrea-Ethiopia War: How Helpful are Psychological Theories of Warfare? — February 19, 1999
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This article considers common psychological theories of warfare in light of the current Eritrea- Ethiopia war.

Trends

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Trends. Globalization and the 21st Century: The Multiplicity of Enemies — February 19, 1999
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The author discusses recent events that underline a trend of security and globalization--the multiplicity of enemies that are real and notional, actual and potential, and the impact such multiplicities have on national security.

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Trends. Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, Curds and Whey — February 19, 1999
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The author discusses the US foreign policy towards the Kurds in Turkey and northern Iraq, and how the perspective varies by geography and national borders.

IBPP Research Associates

 

From The IBPP Research Associates. Nigeria — February 19, 1999
McLord Obioha

The untitled article to which this IBPP record refers was written by Mr. McLord Obioha for USAfrica Online at http://www.usafricaonline.com, but is no longer available at that location. It is not available for download due to copyright restrictions. Please contact USAfrica Online (News@USAfricaonline.com) for details).

The article exemplifies the strong opinion often transmitted during national elections when the mass media are afforded some degree of latitude. IBPP notes that Mr. Obasanjo is often cited as the only president since Nigeria became a modern, independent nation-state to voluntarily leave office at the end of his term. Much later, he was imprisoned by the Nigerian dictator, Sani Abacha, and was only recently released. Only a slightly edited abridgement of the article follows.

Readers are directed to the USAfrica Online website for a contrary article on Mr. Obasanjo by Mr. Kase Lawal, and other news about Africa.