Non-Alignment Movement: A Viable Option, its Relevance in Current Geopolitical Situation

  • Nandini Bhagat
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  • Nandini Bhagat

    Student at Amity Law School Noida, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India

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Non -Alignment movement or NAM is an organization which was formed during the cold war era. Cold war was a war which was not hot in nature or a direct war, it was rather an indirect war between the two emerging superpowers of that era that is North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO led by United States of America and Warsaw Pact led by the Soviet Union. However, NAM was a movement which emerged in 1955 during discussions that originated in the Bandung Conference held in Indonesia. Non-Alignment Movement was joined by countries that were not keen on joining either of the blocs and rather tried to maintain a neutral stand on joining either of the blocs. Initially NAM was founded and developed under the leadership of Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Jawaharlal Nehru of India, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Sukarno of Indonesia. Jawaharlal Nehru was considered one of the main architects of Non- Alignment Movement, at present, the movement has 120 Member states, 17 Observer Countries and 10 observer organizations. Now if we talk about NAM in the current geopolitical situation in reference to India it is quite a different scenario as compared to that of the cold war era. India being one of the fastest growing nations itself has time and often preserved its national interest by taking initiatives that protect and favor India as a nation.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 222 - 226


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