Jose John June 6, 2016 No Comments
PURSUING A VISION OF A NEW UNITED NATIONS Sixty long years after the end of the Second World War and the founding of the United Nations Organization, the world has changed beyond recognition. Several countries in Asia and Africa, long yoked to colonial rule, have attained independence. The balance of power between the US and erstwhile USSR has become part of history and even the Cold War has become a thing of the past. Countries that refused to be sucked into the vortex of cold war politics kick started the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) with the initiative of great leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, President Sukarno of Indonesia, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Chou-en-Lai of China. Even NAM itself looked redundant after the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the USSR displaced by a weak and disintegrating Commonwealth of Independent States, with many a state breaking away from the union headed by Russia. The Iron Curtain no longer exists. Most of the East European countries have thrown off the yoke of the Russian hegemony. The Berlin Wall was pulled down paving the way for the merger of East Germany and West Germany. The very powers that took the initiative in forming the United...
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