Professor of international relations and political science and director of the Institute for Research on International Relations and Political Science in Romania. A contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus, he is the author of 15 books on European and Asian history.
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is in search of new relevance. The bipolar tensions that gave it a place in the world have disappeared, and the series of "G" groups — G8, G14, and G20 — have become the favoured forums for contacts between the developed and developing world. Still, NAM represents more than half the population of the world, and the recent Sharm el-Sheikh summit might have imbued it with a new sense of purpose.