- Alodia Heijmans
[Russia Today] NATO’s Incoherence and Failure to Prevent Peace
At 11:18 GMT, the seventh session of EuroMUN commenced today, with delay, raising concerns about NATO's ability to be professional before the negotiations even started. As the delegates gathered to discuss the escalating tensions between China and Taiwan, an expert on intelligence and security from the alliance engaged in discussions with representatives. He helps delegates to find potential solutions to adopt, focusing on increasing security in the region but also in the alliance, demonstrating NATO’s selfishness.
The expert during the session was odd, as he made it seem like his evening at the boat party yesterday evening was “boozy” . His gestures, discourse, and speech were also marked by a lack of professionalism, creating doubts on the seriousness with which NATO approaches the critical issue at hand. Such behavior undermines the credibility of the organization, which raises questions about its ability to address complex security challenges.
About the negotiations, the lack of agreements and diplomatic talks between the representatives are worrisome. For instance, Germany and Italy will forge new partnerships to tackle the issue. This idea is rejected by dissident Hungary which highlights the lack of cooperation among NATO’ members. Moreover, Italy's strategy to involve the Philippines, presenting the latest as an "impartial" partner raises concerns on the awareness that NATO the alliance has concerning our strong economic ties and bilateral relations with the Philippines.
The lack of awareness of NATO shows also in the discussion between Lithuania and Germany which question themselves and disagree on basic principles of the alliance’s communication.
On another note, the delegate from France expressed concerns about Russia, urging for further information regarding any official communication that Russia might have released. Moreover, France emphasizes NATO's failure in preventing the conflict between China and Taiwan which shows the organization's inability to fulfill its primary mission of maintaining global peace. It calls into question NATO's efficacy and prompts a reevaluation of its role in resolving international disputes.
Moreover, the delegates, as they cannot find a consensus, compare the situation of China-Taiwan to Russia-Ukraine, wondering whether they would approach the same strategy for Taiwan that they adopted for Ukraine. This statement is reminiscent of France's earlier reference to NATO's failure to prevent conflict.
As an organization that claims to be only defensive and peace-promoting, NATO's inability to find common ground and alliances among its members is concerning and raises questions on its ability to prevent, or solve conflicts.