A Critical Discourse Analysis Russophobia Rhetoric in UN Security Council's Speech by Antony J. Blinken

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Hilman Mahmud Akmal Ma'arif Ali Maksum

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The purpose of this article is to explore Antony John Blinken's anti-Russian discourse that appeared in a speech at the 2022 UN Security Council after Russia invaded Ukraine. The discourse presented by Blinken implies various anti-Russian languages, especially in terms of security, namely the military. This study uses an ideological quadratic model under the umbrella of critical discourse studies using securitization theory combined with the concept of propaganda. Data collection, validation, and linguistic investigation are using the NVivo 12 Plus application and VOS Viewer. The data sources are literature studies through ebooks, news, and journals from Scopus and Google Scholar. The findings found that Blinken's propaganda scheme in his speech tried to portray Russia in negative terms. It is evident that many statements issued by Blinken discredit Russia and seem to regard Russia as a common enemy, with the invasion of Ukraine as a common latent danger.

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MA'ARIF, Hilman Mahmud Akmal; MAKSUM, Ali. A Critical Discourse Analysis Russophobia Rhetoric in UN Security Council's Speech by Antony J. Blinken. Intermestic: Journal of International Studies, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 253-276, nov. 2022. ISSN 2503-443X. Available at: <https://intermestic.unpad.ac.id/index.php/intermestic/article/view/468>. Date accessed: 27 feb. 2024. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24198/intermestic.v7n1.12.
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