What’s in a NAM?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video address to a summit of the non-aligned nations last week has generated criticism as well as commendation. Both sides, however, miss the recent evolution of the Indian thinking on the NAM.
External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has spoken frequently about India’s stakes in the so-called “Global South”.
“Global South” refers to the entire de
What is Non- A aligned Movement?
The non-Aligned Movement is an idea that emerged in 1950.
NAM is the second-largest platform globally in terms of country membership after the UN with more than 120 members.
Evolution of NAM:
During the 1950s, the world was emerging out of the long, dark period of colonialism.
Newly independent nations dreamed they could make their way in this new world without inclining to either of the big powers.
The United States and the Soviet Union w
Context: The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is an important topic for UPSC GS Paper 2.
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was created and founded during the collapse of the colonial system and the independence struggles of the peoples of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and other regions of the world, at the height of the Cold War.
During the early days of the Movement, its action