Early Warning: Much Ado About Nothing?

Sharon Ruso


This article provides a critical view of
the history of early warning as well as
existing early warning efforts. The author
scrutinizes the "early earning debate,"
including what early warning is
and who the actors might be. The paper
surveys existing efforts on early warning from a
critical perspective and raises
many questions concerning the institutional
obstacles that still need to be addressed
before we can arrive at a
functional early warning mechanism
for the purpose of conflict prevention.

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