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Unformatted text preview: Consult Russia Wave 1 - Seniors Michigan Debate 1/156 Seniors 1NC SHELL Text: The United States federal government should propose that it __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________ to the Russian Federation for binding consultation. The United States should support the proposal during consultation and abide by the result of consultation. Well clarify Observation one is competition A) should and will are used to express obligation and a requirement, meaning it implies such permanenceDictionary.com, 03 B) Thus, the fiat of the plan is unconditional, with immediate action and enforcement. Otherwise, they can spike out of offense by claiming the plan is delayed or unenforced. Consultation is mutually exclusive because it conditions the plan on Russias acceptance. Observation two is the net benefit Consultation is key to successful revamp of NATO-Russia Council Butcher 09- Martin, independent international security analyst; June 28, 2009; NATO Monitor http://natomonitor.blogspot.com/2009/06/nato-russia-council-back-in-action.html) The NATO-Russia Council ( NRC) met informally at Ministerial level Saturday in Corfu, bringing an end to the body suspension, in place since the Russian military intervention in Georgia last Summer. The NRC had been due to hold this meeting in late May, but Russia cancelled that meeting angry at NATO holding joint exercises with Georgia. Before the meeting, James Appathurai the NATO spokesman told reporters that: It means we are back to business. It was not the business that was totally frozen. But at the political level and at the military-to-military level, I expect we will leave Corfu back to business. In fact, the Council had only ever been suspended at the insistence of former President George Bush. Many European nations had wanted to use the NRC to talk with Russia about Georgia, but the US insisted on gesture politics instead. President Obama has sought better relations with Russia to move his arms control and disarmament agenda along. Restoration of the NATO-Russia Council was part of this policy . The NRC has been meeting regularly at Ambassadorial level for some time. At a meeting a week ago, Russian Ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin told Itar-Tass that the NRC ministerial meeting will make it possible to re-launch the full format political dialogue that was interrupted on the NATO initiative after the Russian response to Georgias aggression against South Ossetia. interrupted on the NATO initiative after the Russian response to Georgias aggression against South Ossetia....
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