NATO and the Russian Crisis

By Mira Moebel, Alexandre Bloch, and Francisco Santos

Updated Friday, November 24, 2017

Budapest, Hungary (Friday, November 24, 2017) - All throughout the second day of political discussions, the Russian crisis was an especially prevalent topic of discussion in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). A broad variety of delegates across the committee were questioned on the committee’s topics of discussion, with a number of remarkable points and potential solutions offered about the topic at hand.

The Latvian representatives of the NATO committee discussed the situation regarding the current Russian crisis. In fact, they have stated that Eastern countries are too dependent on Russian petrol, and have affirmed that this crisis would have never occurred if countries were less reliant on these Eastern nations to provide them with energies and funds. In response to this situation, the delegates of NATO proposed to be more dependent on fossil energies that are provided by other European countries and organisations in order to prevent any further crises.

“It seems that NATO is dissipated, and we can not find a real agreement as to the crisis that Russia is combating, and two big blocks are kind of confronting each other,” stated the Latvian NATO representative. However, the Romanian NATO delegation has proposed to rely on renewable energies and has also suggested a more innovative way of transporting oil. By eventually making it pass through the United States before arriving to Europe, the previously mentioned delegation believes a solution will be found for the dilemma.

 

Through it all, it seems that the concept of economics is profusely existent throughout the committee of NATO, and all European councils. By and large, NATO will hopefully reach a solution in further sessions of debate.