Non-alignment Policy

K. B. Usha*, Scott Romaniuk

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Non-alignment policy is a set of foreign policy principles followed by members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in their struggle for peace, security, justice, and development. NAM emerged as a platform for pursuing joint policies in international relations when Third World leaders, Nehru (India), Tito (Yugoslavia), Nasser (Egypt), and Sukarno (Indonesia), met and agreed on a common perspective to dissociate themselves from with the East-West bipolar blocs of the Cold War led by the United States (USA) and the Soviet Union. In short, the policy of non-alignment revolved around the promotion of peace and non-participation in superpower confrontation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies
EditorsScott Romaniuk, Péter Marton
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-74336-3
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2022


  • Anti-imperialism
  • Anti-racialism
  • Decolonization
  • Fascism
  • Non-alignment
  • Peaceful coexistence
  • Security


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