“Nuclear Politics and the Non-Aligned Movement: Principles vs Pragmatism” is the title of a new book by Dr. William Potter, director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), and CNS Senior Research Associate Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova (MAIPS ’07). The book is being published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies as part of the respected Adelphi book series.
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is the largest grouping of states engaged on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation issues, comprising more than two-thirds of the membership of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Yet NAM is often misunderstood by Western scholars and policy-makers, who typically fail to appreciate the diversity of views among its 120 members and 17 observer states. Potter and Mukhatzhanova’s work “explores the structures and politics within NAM, and stresses the potential for greater engagement between NAM members and the West in mitigating many of the most pressing nuclear disarmament, nonproliferation and terrorism challenges.”