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Political economy; case analysis of pro-Russia Crimea propaganda


The nature of reporting of Crimea Pro-Russia propaganda represents how the crisis will impact world economies. The content which is being broadcast is likely to expose severe relations being communist and capitalist countries. For instance, the ownership directs that nature of reporting of the crisis. Media from Europe is presenting Russia as pro-war and this makes viewers to cast Russia and communist countries as being on a revenge mission.

The media is spreading propaganda that Russia is on an expansion mission. This is the reason for the desire to annex Crimea. Crimea is not the main concern but need to move to control Ukraine. The media has constantly made reference to Russia using its natural gas resource to tilt the world political and economic power. Super powers like US now fear the actions of Russia and this is the reason for the recent actions.

1. Hopes dashed

  1. Many critics thought the collapse of Soviet Union will mark end of the cold war history. It is crude idea that ideological divisions between capitalists and communists were the world blight for a century.

  2. There are questions in relation to behaviour of china and relationship with the neighbors. The Russian move will bring the suspicion in relation to Chin behavior (Domhoff 1998).

  3. The west focus in soft power and economic considerations are likely to downplay power military aspects and tumble of defence budgets.

2. Tastes of future

  1. Unilateral military actions in Iraq, Balkans and in Libya signaled the unilateral decision to use military and this relate to series of actions in Moscow.

  2. Putin is using the Crimea case to reassure the country of lost prestige and security resulting from collapse of former Soviet Union. The defence of minorities originating from Russia was tactical approach to achieve their end.

  3. The 2008 Georgian crisis.ate the crisis, Moscow did create Russian-speaking protectorates being carved from Georgia proper. Crimea is not the main course, the main course is Ukraine.

  4. Putin action has led to the establishment of critical anti-Russian form of government in Kiev.

  5. Russia is keenly interested to influence the whole of Ukraine. This is either through biting portion of Ukraine territory or undermines the new authorities using rebel groups from within the country. It is not even the Crimean vote that will bring to an end the crisis. Russia will be in loggerheads with the West for some time (Eglin, 2005).

3. USA priorities

  1. This is the best moment for settling scores in relation to Russian borders by the USA. The USA will take advantage of historical differences between European Union members ad Moscow.

  2. The European Union foreign has been the undoing in handling crisis. There are deliberate efforts to take a lowest common denominator in dealing with crisis.

  3. The crisis represents a central role of USA in relation to European security. There s need to reassure allies for long time commitment to security support (Everton, 2005).


The supply of gas will be critical in the world economy. There has been a failure of president Obama to improve ties with Moscow. The tension between Russia and USA will have international economy ramifications For instance the impact of western economic sanctions, and damage of Russian economy will have global economic systems significance.


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