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Michael McFaul, A Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia, Speaks Out

interview with Michael McFaulvia KERA Think
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the current state of US-Russia relations as well as his book From Cold War to Hot Peace.


Markos Kounalakis Warns State-Controlled Chinese, Russian Media Are Supplanting West In Foreign Coverage

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis discusses his book Spin Wars and Spy Games: Global Media and Intelligence Gathering.


The Police Were Not Policed

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

No doubt Russia must be watched for its chronic efforts to sow more chaos in American elections — despite Barack Obama’s naïve assertion in 2016 that no entity could possibly ever rig a U.S. election, given the decentralization of state voting.

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Hanson On Left’s Russia Flip-Flop: ‘Stupidest Policy’ In Recent U.S. History

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia World Tribune
Monday, August 6, 2018

Not long ago, the Left ridiculed what it saw as “right-wing American paranoia over a bogus ‘Russian bear,’ ” a columnist noted. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton played up the “Russian reset,” even famously presenting the Kremlin’s foreign minister with a prop reset button.

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Michael McFaul: When Geopolitics Gets Personal

interview with Michael McFaulvia World Class
Friday, August 3, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses what it is like to have a dictator after you.


Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his book Women of the Gulag.


Michael McFaul: When The President Takes Putin's Side Over Yours (8:07)

interview with Michael McFaulvia Slate
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about how he ended up in Putin's sights, Trump not confronting Putin, how the Kremlin abuses Interpol, and more.

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What Is Election ‘Meddling’ And When Did Everyone Start Using That Term?

quoting Michael McFaulvia Lawfare
Monday, July 30, 2018

The answer turns out to be amusing: The word “meddling” in this context entered the American lexicon because of a rare partnership between an unlikely duo: Russian President Vladimir Putin and former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul—a man Putin now famously wants to interrogate.


Putin Wanted To Interrogate Me. Trump Called It ‘An Incredible Offer.’ Why?

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Friday, July 27, 2018

I thought I was done worrying about Vladimir Putin. I left Moscow in 2014 as the departing U.S. ambassador, after Putin spent my two-year stint deploying state-controlled media outlets and their surrogates to propagate disinformation about me.

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Helsinki Fallout

featuring Michael McFaulvia The New Yorker
Friday, July 27, 2018

Vladimir Putin would like the U.S. to turn over the former Ambassador Michael McFaul for interrogation in Russia. The White House has refused, for now, but McFaul is concerned for his safety.