How to end the Ukraine crisis and redirect military spending towards climate, health and prosperity

Europe needs to form its own Non-Aligned Movement

1 February 2022

Behind the diplomatic deadlock between Russia and the West is President Vladimir Putin's key demand—a guarantee that Ukraine will never be allowed to join NATO. Putin stated at a news conference in December that "You promised us in the 1990s that [NATO] would not move an inch to the East. You cheated us shamelessly". The United States insists that neither President George H.W. Bush nor any other Western leader made such a promise. The wound was left open to fester.

This briefing argues for the creation of a European grouping of stable and successful militarily non-aligned states in the space between NATO and Russia, that would include both Ukraine and Georgia. It calls on leading neutral states, like Ireland and Austria, to begin such a process.

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