Russian workers set to strike hours before the communist dominated state duma votes on Yeltsin's new government. Is democracy in jeopardy ?

Wednesday, April 8, 1998

Dr. Michael Mcfaul, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and assistant political science professor at Stanford University, just returned from a turbulent Moscow. He has answers to why Yeltsin chose Sergei Kirienko to become Russia's next prime minister and whether reform is in jeopardy.

McFaul has followed Russian electoral behavior since 1990 and U.S. foreign policy in the post communist era. McFaul is the author of Russia Between Elections: What the 1995 Parliamentary Elections Really Mean (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment For International Peace, 1996), Russia's 1996 Presidential Election: The End of Polarized Politics," (Hoover Press, 1997), A Precarious Piece: Domestic Politics in the Making of Russian Foreign Policy (International Security, Winter 1997-1998)