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by Stephen Ellis
"How-and by whom-is certain information identified as news, especially with regard to Africa? And what role does the African press play indetermining what foreign journalists regard as news-and in providing information for the African public?"
Lingering Legacy: Apartheid and the South African Press
by Lyn Graybill
"All the [South African] media-with the exception of the alternative press-violated the public's basic right to information on what had been done on their behalf in the name of apartheid. . . . By keeping the public in the dark, they contributed to a climate in which human rights abuses against blacks could and did prevail."
Chemical and Biological Terrorism: How Real a Threat?
by Jonathan B. Tucker
"The potential threat of chemical and biological terrorism is sufficient to warrant an ongoing investment in improved intelligence collection and civil defense as a prudent insurance policy, but not on the massive scale advocated by some publicists and federal officials."
Nuclear Terrorism Reconsidered
by Gavin Cameron
"Nuclear terrorism, as a means of causing mass casualties, remains less likely than chemical or biological terrorism. Significant technical hurdles stand in the way of practicing nuclear terrorism in any form."
Understanding the New Terrorism
by Mark Juergensmeyer
"What has prompted the new terrorism? Why have these acts often been associated with religious causes, and why are they occurring with such frequency at this moment in history?"
Counterterrorism and the Constitution
by James X. Dempsey
"Terrorism certainly threatens United States interests, and potential terrorists are undoubtedly at work today planning future attacks. But the approaches called for by the 1996 Antiterrorism Act are not the answer. They have been tried and they have failed."
Domestic Terrorism: The Enemy Within
by Dennis B. Downey
"The convergence of antigovernment patriots and neo-Nazi white supremacists is the most disturbing development in American politics. These contemporary American terrorists, sworn to the overthrow of the government and a campaign of racial elimination, have become emboldened, brandishing a rhetoric of victimization and distrust that appeals to seemingly ancient hatreds and discontents."
Accomplice or Witness? The Media’s Role in Terrorism
by Brigitte L. Nacos
"If terrorism is seen as political theater performed for audiences. . .clearly the mass media plays a crucial role. Without massive news coverage the terrorist act would resemble the proverbial tree falling in the forest."
Globally Wired: Politics in Cyberspace (Fourth in a Series): Information-Age Terrorism
by John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt and Michele Zanini
"While some terrorists will eventually have the technological skills or opportunities to engage in extremely damaging cyberterrorism, this is not the only dangerous implication of the information revolution. More seriously, this revolution is enabling new forms of organization and new doctrines that will affect the spectrum of conflict, including terrorism."
Living in the Past: Franjo Tudjman’s Croatia
by Drago Hedl
"Croatian President Franjo Tudjman was a historian who strayed into politics, whose compatriots have already demonstrated how much he strayed into history as a politician; only several weeks after his death they turned their backs on his party, showing that normal life is much more than just making a thousand-year-old dream of an independent state come true."
Will Bosnia Survive Dayton?
by James M. B. Lyon
"A review of the Dayton Peace Accords four years after its signing shows that the ethnic cleansers have won: Bosnia is ethnically divided and significant portions of the treaty remain unimplemented. In the words of the December 1998 Madrid meeting of the Peace Implementation Council, Bosnia and Herzegovina's structure remains fragile. Without the scaffolding of inter-national support, it would collapse."
Kosovo: “Nobody’s Country”
by Lenard J. Cohen
"Had the international community given more careful attention to the consequences a bombing campaign would have on ethnic relations in Kosovo - or at least made adequate preparations to rapidly police the area following such a campaign - the province's present ethnic segmentation and probable monoethnic future might have been avoided."
Globally Wired: Politics in Cyberspace (Third in a Series): Cyberwar or Sideshow? The Internet and the Balkan Wars
by Florian Bieber
"Although the Internet alleviated some information shortages in Yugoslavia during the war in Kosovo, its small audience of users within the country meant that only a minuscule segment of the population was as well informed as many Western media consumers. . . . Still, the Internet gave the independent Yugoslav media tremendous support and helped reduce the isolation that had enveloped Yugoslavia."
Macedonia’s Quest for Security and Stability
by Duncan Perry
"If the new [Macedonian] government, like previous governments, confuses motion with progress and fails to deal seriously with interethnic and economic issues, trouble will follow. If, however, it does commence a healing process that involves reform, Macedonia's future will be much more secure."
Why Milosevic Still?
by Eric D. Gordy
"Milosevic has so far survived the erosion of his political base by relying on the one instrument he has under his undisputed control: state power. . . . [But] Milosevic does not deserve all the credit for his own improbable survival. Even at his weakest moments it is impossible to overestimate the impact of the opposition's repeated failure to present a credible alternative."
The United States and Colombia: Partners in Ambiguity
by Michael Shifter
"The Clinton administration and Congress will likely reach an agreement to increase aid to Colombia. Yet whether the agreement reflects a serious commitment with a clear strategic purpose to support Colombia and the Colombian government—or whether it merely seeks to satisfy the myriad domestic political interests and agendas involved in United States policy toward Colombia—is a critical question. It is a question, however, that can probably not abide much ambiguity."
The Enigmatic Guerrilla: FARC's Manuel Marulanda
by Andres Cala
"Manuel Marulanda, the head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, may become the unlikely head of the first leftist guerrilla movement to achieve success in the post-cold war era. . . . "
Democracy and Its Discontents in Fujimori's Peru
by David Scott Palmer
"The government and its supporters have concluded that Peru's continued success depends on continuity at the presidential helm. Opponents believe that five more years of President Alberto Fujimori is a recipe for disaster."
Demystifying Venezuela's Hugo Chávez
by Jennifer L. McCoy
"The challenge for the [Chávez] administration is to devise a way to include dissenting voices and respect minority views while still carrying out the changes desired by the Venezuelan people. The alternative is a tyranny of the majority in the name of revolutionary change."
The Hall of Mirrors: The Internet in Latin America
by Ricardo Gomez
Latin American Internet users, like those in the developed world, "may be merely surfing the labyrinth of the Library of Babel dreamt by Borges: a library in which the contents matter far less than the apparent infinity of its holdings."