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A New United States Agency to Oversee Nuclear Weapons Programs: Consequences of Language for Nuclear Weapons Security and Safety — July 23, 1999
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This article provides an example of how language can lead to a well-meaning nuclear weapons policy that might have little positive consequence and significant negative consequence.

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Likely and Unlikely Events in International Security Affairs: An Example from the People's Republic of China — July 23, 1999
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This article describes a human judgment shortfall in international security decision making based on statistical probabilities.

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Trends. Ehud Barak and Peace: Mistakes on the 15-Month Mistake — July 23, 1999
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The author discusses the citings of many analysts, journalists, and diplomats--the last often speaking on an unattributed basis--a huge error in the current quest for peace between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority and between Israel and Syria and Lebanon.

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Trends. Immaterial Materialism: The Communist Party Confronts Falun Gong and Qi Gong in the People's Republic of China — July 23, 1999
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The author discusses the April 1999 demonstration by members of the Falun Gong sect outside the Zhongnanhai compound in Beijing.