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International Security and Strategy


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Smyth, A. M., Parker, A. L., & Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8(3), 120-125.

This article is aimed at an academic or research-oriented audience.

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Henry, W. A., III. (1990, April 9). Making the grade in today's schools. Time, 135, 28-31.

This article is aimed at the general public.

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