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Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Hacks You" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, August 25, 2016

The New York Times and maybe the NSA get hacked; you're just not cool anymore unless you're being hacked by Fancy Bear. Is the U.S. turning the tide of the war on ISIS? 

In the News

FBI Investigating Suspected Russian Hack Of The New York Times

quoting Michael McFaulvia New York Magazine
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The FBI is investigating claims that Russian security services attempted to hack the New York Times’ Moscow bureau.


Michael McFaul Explains How Russia Became A Major Theme In The US Presidential Race

by Michael McFaulvia Meduza
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Russia has become one of the major themes of this year's presidential contest in the United States. While questions about domestic policy typically dominate the race to the White House, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the biggest media outlets in the US have regularly focused on Vladimir Putin, the annexation of Crimea, and various acts by Russian intelligence agencies.


Michael McFaul: Did Russia Actually Hack The DNC

interview with Michael McFaulvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses NATO, democracy, and whether he believes that the Russians hacked the DNC emails.

Analysis and Commentary

Could Putin Leak Incriminating Hillary Clinton Emails As An October Surprise?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Sunday, August 21, 2016

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is warning her colleagues that Russian hackers may release fake or doctored documents as part of an October cyber surprise to embarrass Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. 


Michael McFaul On Examining Politics Podcast (22:09)

interview with Michael McFaulvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul notes that he believes Putin prefers to work with Trump as president. Mr. Trump shares a lot of foreign policy views that the Kremlin and Mr. Putin espouse and so I just think he thinks it would be easier to work with Trump than former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.


Why Putin Wants A Trump Victory (So Much He Might Even Be Trying To Help Him)

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to see Donald Trump become the next president of the United States. To that end, Putin and his government have taken unprecedented steps to influence our electoral process to help the Republican Party’s nominee. 


Michael McFaul: Changing Lanes

interview with Michael McFaulvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses Russia, Putin, and the reason Trump seems to like Putin...they have similar world views.

In the News

Putin's Praise For Trump May Mask 'Conflicted' Feelings, Kremlin Watchers Say

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Guardian
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Russian president has shown warmth for the Republican nominee, and some fear a nefarious plot – but the ‘hysteria and paranoia’ may not be justified.


Michael McFaul On The Rachel Maddow Show

interview with Michael McFaulvia MSNBC
Monday, August 15, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses whether Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort should be required to disclose the details of his employment with Ukraine's Russia-backed former president.