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Analysis of Feminism IV — September 24, 1999
Yvon Provençal and Editor

This is the fourth in a 5-part series on an analysis of feminism based on the research of Yvon Provençal. Dr. Provencal has been teaching philosophy at the Cégep de Granby (Québec) for nine years.

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Foreign Policy and Language: United States Economic Sanctions Against North Korea — September 24, 1999
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This article analyzes two elements of language that frequent the discourse on United States foreign policy towards the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The analysis bears on the consequences of language for policy.

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The Politics of Scholastic Aptitude Testing — September 24, 1999
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This article describes political features of scholastic aptitude testing--some of which are infrequently addressed in educational- problem identification and in policy development, implementation, and evaluation.

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IBPP Research Associates: Tonga — September 24, 1999
Ulukala Lavaka Ata

This article refers to a statement by His Royal Highness Prince Ulukala Lavaka Ata, Tonga Minister for Foreign Affairs at the 54th General Assembly of the United Nations. Originally published in Tonga Online, the full text of this statement may be found at http://www.un.org/ga/64/generaldebate/pdf/BN_en.pdf.

Due to UN copyright restrictions, the article is not available for download here.

IBPP Commentary. As the heading of Tonga Online states, the Millennium starts with us. Not only may this be the case in a temporal sense, but also in a substantive one. The Minister for Foreign Affairs has cited the importance of belonging to various multilateral organizations. The Minister has recognized the need to successfully maintain the oceans--a significant environmental concern throughout the world. The need for sustainable economic development is cited--a concern of all United Nations (UN) members. The vagaries of nature are alluded to as well as these vagaries' noxious consequences--especially apt as the present Millennium ends with at least three earthquake disasters in Turkey, Greece, and Taiwan. 2 International Bulletin of Political Psychology, Vol. 7, Iss. 12 [1999], Art. 3 https://commons.erau.edu/ibpp/vol7/iss12/3 International Bulletin of Political Psychology 3 Perhaps most importantly, the need to maintain and rely on cultural traditions in a globalizing world is expressed--something especially relevant to political leaders, followers, and so-called political atheists and agnostics alike. The Tonga statement may not have received the press coverage of the UN Secretary General's speech of that of the United State President, but it may be an accurate forecaster of 21st century's Issues and concerns.

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Trends. Data Bases Bearing on Clemency for Terrorists — September 24, 1999
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The article discusses the issue of President Clinton granting clemency to 16 Puerto Rican nationalists who were jailed for activities supporting terrorism that resulted in deaths, injuries, and destruction.

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Trends. Global Warming, Policymaking, and Asymmetries of Time — September 24, 1999
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The author discusses one of the most significant subtexts to political discourse on global warming, that of time.