Current Events and the Psychology of Politics

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Feb 11th, 2010

Summary: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is claiming that Iran has produced its first batch of uranium enriched to a higher level of 20 percent, saying his country will not be bullied by the West into curtailing its nuclear program a day after the U.S. imposed new sanctions. … Psychological evaluation of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, with personality profile and threat assessment, by Aubrey Immelman of the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on February 11, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that a U.S. spy satellite had captured an image of preparations at a North Korean missile site previously used for Taepodong-2 missile launch operations and that 19 people were killed in Taliban suicide attacks on Afghan government sites in Kabul.

Jun 25th, 2009

Summary: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused U.S. President Barack Obama of behaving like his White House predecessor George W. Bush and called on him to apologize for what he called U.S. interference following Iran’s elections. In terms of personal qualities, what are the similarities and differences between Barack Obama and George W. Bush? And how, specifically, do they differ from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Link to their psychological profiles, developed at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics.