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A few reflections on the demonisation of Putin

Orsi, Roberto (2014) A few reflections on the demonisation of Putin. Euro Crisis in the Press (09 Sep 2014). Website.

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Henry Kissinger once declared that “Putin’s demonisation is not a policy, but an alibi for the absence of one”. However authoritative the source of this recommendation, the collective fixation with the Russian President has reached new heights during the ongoing geopolitical crisis in the Ukraine. In many different ways, the idea that, if the President of the Russian Federation could meet a however premature end of his earthly journey, even by violent means, this would solve the Ukrainian crisis and the problem of Russia’s resurgence, is gaining momentum among Western elites.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 09:22
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:38

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