Berdal​: Lessons not Learned. The use of force in peace operations in the 1990s

FS 4/2000
The paper examines the assumptions, implicit and explicit, that have guided the use of force in support of humanitarian objectives in the 1990s
​​Forsvarsstudier no. 4/2000
Title: Lessons not Learned. The use of force in peace operations in the 1990s
Author: Mats R. Berdal
Pages: ​31

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The paper examines the assumptions, implicit and explicit, that have guided the use of force in support of humanitarian objectives in the 1990s. Drawing, in particular, on the cases of former Yugoslavia and Somalia, it questions some of the lessons that writers on «peace support operations» have drawn about the possibilities inherent in the «impartial» use of force.

Mats R. Berdal is Director of Studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

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