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About "Nord Stream 2 (NEG)"
NOTE: This case passed mid-season. We will keep this case online for educational purposes, but it should not be run as a viable case for Season 20 anymore. For an updated analysis of the bill that passed in Congress, see Russia’s Gas Pipeline to Europe Faces Sanctions Under U.S. Defense Bill (WSJ December 18, 2019).
The Affirmative plan imposes US sanctions on a natural gas pipeline currently under construction connecting Russia to Germany with a goal of stopping the pipeline from being completed. This plan won’t work because the pipeline is already almost completed, so it’s too late to stop it, and Russia won’t knuckle under to our sanctions anyway. The pipeline isn’t the big threat it’s made out to be. Europe has numerous options for natural gas supplies, so if Russia tries to play coercive games with the pipeline supplies, Europe can just buy it somewhere else, and Putin will be the one left out in the cold.
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