October 19, 1995 |
The movement's renowned founding fathers are history--Nehru of India, Nasser of Egypt, Tito of Yugoslavia. So is its primary cause: to avoid dominance by one side or the other in the Cold War rivalry between East and West, Moscow and Washington. As that rivalry fades into the past, the very name of the Nonaligned Movement of nations seems to make little sense anymore.
May 31, 1994 |
The world seemed to be sliding inexorably toward violent confrontation, if not nuclear disaster, that day in 1961 when the leaders of Egypt, Yugoslavia and India declared themselves officially out of the running of the Cold War, laying the groundwork for a network of nations that would be neither of the East nor of the West. The Berlin Crisis threatened superpower confrontation in the middle of Europe; an ill-fated U.S.
September 2, 1992 |
Leaders of the Nonaligned Movement, a group of 108 mostly poor Third World countries known for their lofty rhetoric and bashing of the West during the days of superpower conflict, opened a summit conference here Tuesday in an effort to define a new role for themselves now that the Cold War is over. The West-bashing, however, didn't entirely stop.
August 25, 1992
Indonesia is hoping to head off a potentially embarrassing confrontation at next month's Non-Aligned Summit Meeting by taking over leadership from Yugoslavia at a gathering of member foreign ministers Sunday, prior to the opening of the full conference next Tuesday. Iran has threatened to boycott the conference if it's chaired by the new, Serb-dominated Yugoslavia in protest over Serb-led violence against Iran's fellow Muslims in the breakaway republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
March 22, 1992 |
The Warsaw Pact is history, and NATO may take in some of its former East European foes. The end of U.S.-Soviet rivalry has left the 101 nations of the Non-Aligned Movement with virtually nothing to be "non-aligned" against. The Arab League fell apart during the Persian Gulf conflict, and the unwinding of apartheid in South Africa has robbed the Organization of African Unity of the one issue on which its otherwise fractious members agreed.
February 9, 1991 |
A special closed-door conference of the Nonaligned Movement in Belgrade next week might produce a fresh initiative to restore peace in the Gulf, a senior Yugoslav diplomat hinted Friday. "We have no illusions, but we do have certain hopes that we can exchange elements that would contribute toward the final goal" of a diplomatic solution, said Dragoslav Pejic, Belgrade's ambassador for nonaligned affairs.