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The Lines of the Cold War: Alignment, Entanglement and Dots

Asian-African Peace Gong
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Dr. Heonik Kwon, Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge University
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APSI Speaker Series

It is argued that the technology of alignment is central to the work of
modern politics. In the Cold War era, the art of non-alignment also
became part of the turbulent political world. The era's politics of
non-alignment in the international arena is now considered a thing of
the past and largely a failed initiative. In places that underwent the
Cold War's bipolarizing politics in a violent way, however, some issues
raised by the non-alignment movement remain vital to the recovery of the
broken community. This paper will explore the aesthetics of entanglement
that emerges from such local efforts to confront the legacies of the
global Cold War.