Today things turned around really good in the Crisis Committee. The efforts of the USA to maintain peace worked out and the military force is off the table at this moment. Only Japan is still cautious, so in case of a surprise attack they will be ready to fight back. Right now, the main solution strongly supported by Spain, Venezuela and USA appears to be the enforcement of borders by implementing regular controls.
However, not everything went smoothly in the Crisis Committee. The Russian Federation is unpleased by the lack of intelligence sharing.
Russia admits that closing borders is a good idea. But this solution is not efficient in Spain, because the Spain delegation stated that they have problems with shipping cocaine. Unfortunately, the situation in Ukraine is similar to the one in Spain. However, Spain is working on the borders problem, so there will be regular controls for anyone who wants to pass.
Another topic the delegates have tackled is the one concerning the border problems. In this regard, Venezuela was realistic and stated its position in the matter of its border and refugee crisis situation with Colombia. Though it is well known that the Colombian frontier outpost hums with shoppers, money changers and vehicles snaking across the international bridge to Venezuela, the Delegation insisted on debating the issue of international drug trafficking instead. As far as this subject is concerned, it was acclaimed that the main topic would be the one concerning the cocaine topic and the safety issues it raises.
It remains to be seen how the states decide to deal with the challenges this subject is bringing and if they will be able to reach consensus upon its twisted perspectives.
By Madalina Mastacaneanu, Crisis Committee Press Officer