New Britain, CT, October 18, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- On this 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, author William Dunkerley asks what’s new, as he analyzes the present-day role of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Dunkerley points out that in 1962 the buzz-topic in America about Russia was the Cuban-based missiles. Now, he says, it’s all about Pussy Riot, a group of exhibitionists who call themselves musicians fighting oppression.
Dunkerley’s analysis is published in the current issue of Eurasia Review. In it he explains how the focus of American concerns have shifted from nuclear fears to frets over what Russia is doing to its own democracy. The analysis can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/QpI1Oq.
It’s bad news for Putin, Dunkerley says, that he has been the butt of so many negative news stories. They are serving as a first draft of Putin’s historical legacy, he observes.
Dunkerley suggests that Putin has been remiss in protecting his own image. The Alexander Litvinenko case exemplifies the process through which Putin is “regularly slimed internationally,” he says. Dunkerley’s book, The Phony Litvinenko Murder (OmnicomPress.com/plm), explains that process in detail. It shows the entire news story about Putin being behind the murder of Litvinenko was fabricated by a non-state arch enemy of Putin’s, according to the publisher.
Dunkerley believes Putin’s failure to protect his own image is a disservice to Russia. His neglect has resulted in diplomatic fractures, impeded Russia’s quest to regain its place in the world, and has been a burden to international commerce and integration, Dunkerley concludes.