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Non Alignement et Nouvel Ordre Mondial
Non Alignement et Nouvel Ordre Mondial
By Eugène Berg
Presses Universitaires de France, 1982, 181 pp.

Because so much that is said about the nonaligned movement comes from unabashed supporters or cynical detractors, an assessment that is sympathetic but still realistic is much to be welcomed. By way of factual presentation the author tells us about the origins of the movement in the 1950s, the many conferences and declarations, and the negotiations at the United Nations and elsewhere. How to measure success is more difficult, as the declared aims have been so vast and so varied, and the new international order is a myth. But the author is right in pointing out that the movement has helped to give new and weak nations a stronger voice in the existing order.