Non-aligned nations are members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM); a collection of states that was formed in opposition to the polarizing influence of the cold war, and whose members have stated positions of anticolonialism and peaceful coexistence. Many non-aligned nations define their politics as “neutral” or not in alliance with, or in opposition to, any bloc of powerful states, and all members follow a policy of neutralism. By maintaining an impartial position in world politics, non-aligned nations have traditionally sought to resist imperialist forces, while strengthening relations between members of their own group. To a large extent, non-aligned nations are located in the Global South. There are currently 120 non-aligned nations spread over four continents and including around half of the world’s population. They cooperate ...

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