Iran’s relations with the West underwent a drastic deterioration as the country developed its nuclear program. The West regarded Iran as a threat to the region, and tried to persuade it to abandon its nuclear operations; However, Iran has consistently claimed that its nuclear operations are being carried out forContinue Reading

One of the first — if not the first — Third World leaders to challenge the legitimacy of the rights and contracts of colonial powers, Mohammad Mossadegh (1882-1967) was the champion of Iranian anti-colonial nationalism and represented a generation of anti-colonial nationalists who transformed the world. But, on the heelsContinue Reading

The Non – Alignment Movement has advocated the principles of liberation and sovereignty of states without falling down to pressure of the developed country since organized. NAM has always advised peace and harmony in its agenda as non proliferation of nuclear weapons being one of the strongest pillars of theContinue Reading

The Non – Aligned Movement has always cherished the principles of peaceful co-existence amongst nation states and has made concerted efforts towards the establishment of an international order characterized by peace and respect for the sovereignty of nations. The position of the Non Aligned Movement on the ongoing Israel- PalestineContinue Reading

The Non-Aligned Movement was formed during the Cold War, largely on the initiative of The then-Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito, as an organization of States that did not seek to formally align themselves with either the super powers, but sought to remain independent and neutral. The basic concept for theContinue Reading

“The preservation of peace…It is in the pursuit of this policy that we have chosen the path of nonalignment in any military or like pact of alliance.” – Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru The Non-Aligned Movement which boasts of 120 nations as its members which significantly is 55 percent of the world’sContinue Reading

“Africa should not continue to depend on the economies of developed countries. The continent has to seriously consider its relations with the world” -Teodoro Obiang Nguema, President Equatorial Guinea at the Opening of 23rd African Union Summit.   The withdrawal of the European colonial regimes from African soil by theContinue Reading

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) comprising of 120 members and 17 observer states is the world’s largest political grouping of states engaged on issues related to international security and on account of its numerical strength has the potential to be a constructive force in dealing with many of the most pressingContinue Reading

Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru coined the term ‘Non-Alignment’ during his speech in 1954 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The origin of the Non-aligned movement however can be traced to the Asia-Africa conference hosted in Bandung, Indonesia in April 1955. During this Conference, a 10-point ‘Declaration on Promotion of World PeaceContinue Reading

Non Aligned Movement is an initiative that was formulated after the probability of cold war. The NAM countries are the ones which do not desire to be aligned with any geopolitical /military structure under super powers. Since then these countries have been finding solutions for the regional problems within theirContinue Reading