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William Dunkerley is author of the books "Litvinenko Murder Case Solved," "The Phony Litvinenko Murder," "Ukraine in the Crosshairs," and "Medvedev's Media Affairs," all published by Omnicom Press. He is a media business analyst and consultant based in New Britain, CT. Mr. Dunkerley works extensively with media organizations in Russia and other post-communist countries, and has advised government leaders on strategies for building press freedom and a healthy media sector. He is a Senior Fellow at the American University in Moscow, and editor/publisher of two media industry monthlies, Editors Only and STRAT Newsletter.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Russia's Free Press Hoax
While news stories lament the stifling of Russia's free press, a fact-check shows there never was a free press in the first place.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 21, 2012 The Litvinenko Contamination Case is Contaminated
Why is the 2006 poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko still unsolved today? Is it likely this high-profile case may never be solved? Media business analyst William Dunkerley provides timely insights and analysis.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 7, 2009 American Attitudes toward Russia
American attitudes toward Russia are subject to dramatic swings. This article plots the ups and downs, and examines the factors that influence the variations. Implications for political leaders of the attitudinal excursions are explored, as well.
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, July 28, 2017 Wise Up, President Trump
There's a witless campaign afoot to dump Trump. The "Russian Conspiracy" scandal is nothing more than a fabrication used to that end. But it's been proven there's no there there. The Russia issue is bogging down the conduct of more productive government business, progressive, liberal, and conservative. The only practical alternative is to nip the problem in the bud and use all legal means available to silence the nonsense.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 10, 2009 The Yeltsin Scandal
The Yeltsin Scandal begins with a drunken Boris Yeltsin hailing a cab in his underwear across from the White House. But that's just the beginning. This story includes murder, unthinkable acts of military aggression, and journalistic malfeasance. At its heart, it's really a story about the media and how they have bungled the coverage of Yeltsin and his successors. You'll never look at media reportage of Russia in the same way!
(12 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 18, 2014 What's Really Tearing Ukraine Apart
News headlines chronicle the bloody war in Ukraine. But there are international political machinations playing out behind the scenes.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Does p*ssy Riot News Story Have Hidden Agenda?
Popular news reports characterize the p*ssy Riot group as brave activists standing up for free speech. But some evidence suggests that storyline is a ruse to conceal a hostile plot against Russia.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, January 13, 2012 Alexander Litvinenko: The Who-Done-It Fraud -- Was He Really Murdered?
Worldwide, media outlets reported: "Former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered on orders of Vladimir Putin." It was one of the biggest news stories of late 2006. Now it turns out the news story was a fraud. A new video entitled Alexander Litvinenko: The Who-Done-It Fraud offers new insights into the case. The video is based on the book, The Phony Litvinenko Murder.
SHARE Sunday, June 28, 2009 Obama Heading to Moscow for PR a la Russe?
With a Moscow summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev quickly approaching, the Russian government is rethinking its approach to external PR. This article analyzes the dynamics of American attitudes toward Russia over the years, and discloses the factors that have been influencial.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Magnitsky Bill Drags Senators into Foreign Plot
Senators hoodwinked into supporting efforts to destabilize Russia. The Obama administration has tried to stop them. But the Senators are moving forward, perhaps oblivious to the trap they've fallen into.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Trump Falls into Trap over Putin
Latest maneuver highlights the curious conundrum linking Republicans and Democrats in angst toward Putin and in a thirst for stoking world tensions.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Putin's Lost His Mojo
Putin's in the news again. Cyberattacks. Attempted murder of a political enemy. It looks like he's been caught red handed. Has he lost his mojo?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 22, 2013 British Litvinenko Coroner Goes Rogue
The inquest into the 2006 death of Alexander Litvinenko has gone beyond farce. The London coroner is now breaking all the rules in pursuit of a personal who-done-it crusade.