The nonaligned movement against the Bomb soon came under attack, too, when it failed to support the perspective that depicted the United States and its allies as the sole "warmongers" responsible for the precarious global situation.
Basically it continued to be what it had been at the outset--an instrument of Soviet foreign and military policy: "As a result, the movement remained confined primarily to Soviet symphathizers", with the nonaligned movement keeping its distance apart from a few individuals who participated in a private capacity in such "Communist-led peace ventures" as the Stockholm Peace Appeal of 1950.
This is unquestionably harder to prove, especially since, during the time covered by this volume, cold war states seemed increasingly impervious, if not hostile, to the ideas of the nonaligned movement
In fact, the insecurities generated by the cold war provide the clearest explanation for the failure of the movement to sustain its early momentum.
Our relationship started then, and was restricted to common positions on international issues and common positions in the nonaligned movement
. The United States didn't like that, and I constantly tried to explain to them that we are not communist.
After all, there are 120 Nonaligned Movement member states in the UN General Assembly, and UN chiefs have regularly attended Nonaligned Movement summits.
And though Syria's embattled president, Bashar al Assad, may not participate, the crisis in Syria will be on the agenda and may culminate in a new Nonaligned Movement mediation push to complement the efforts of both the United Nations and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference.
UNITED NATIONS: Prodded by Libya, the UN Security Council agreed after a two-hour emergency session Wednesday to hold its monthly meeting on the Middle East a week earlier than planned to discuss alleged war crimes in Gaza last winter.AaPalestinians, Arab nations and the 118-nation Nonaligned Movement
of mainly developing countries strongly backed the Libyan initiative for the 15-nation Security Council to hold an open debate on October 14 with an opportunity to talk about the UN's 575-page investigative report on Gaza.Aa
He made that ambition clear last month when he addressed a conference of foreign ministers from the 120 nations that form the Nonaligned Movement. In a passionate address, he called for the creation of a "Front for Peace and Justice," recalling a similar outfit created by Josef Stalin in the late 1940s.
He has already forged alliances with leftist leaders in Latin America and won the leadership of the Nonaligned Movement (NAM).
After twenty-five years the Nonaligned Movement continues to struggle against racism and for the implementation of its earliest concerns--independence and the right of self-determination.
It is unfortunate that the United States has been hostile toward the Nonaligned Movement since its birth.
A nonaligned movement
ought not to have allowed itself to be maneuvered intot the position of seeming to defend any nuclear weapons whatsoever.