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Interviews

Michael McFaul: Trump Should've Been Open About Russia In 2016

interview with Michael McFaulvia BBC
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses President Trump’s refusal to talk about the alleged efforts made by the Russian authorities to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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Why Does Joseph Stalin Matter?

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, June 7, 2018

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How Stalin transformed the USSR in profound and enduring ways.
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Why Does Joseph Stalin Matter?

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Part 1: How Stalin transformed the USSR in profound and enduring ways.

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Trump Can 'Probably' Pardon Himself Over Russian Federation But Won't, Giuliani Says

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Personal Med Tech
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Trump's team has asked for a briefing about the informant, but Giuliani said Sunday that the president would not order the Justice Department to comply because it would negatively affect public opinion.

In the News

The Threat From Russia: Can Putin Be Stopped?

featuring Michael McFaulvia Intelligence Squared US (NY)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Is Vladimir Putin the most powerful – and dangerous – man in the world? With Putin in the Kremlin, we have returned to an era where former Russian spies are mysteriously poisoned on British soil and where Russia feels emboldened to roll its tanks into an eastern European state. 

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Michael McFaul, Former Ambassador To Russia

interview with Michael McFaulvia Matters of State
Monday, June 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about his time served during the Russian reset, what it’s like to be the target of a Russian disinformation campaign, his new book, From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia, and much more.

In the News

Navigating The 'Hot Peace' With Russia

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Washington Times
Sunday, June 3, 2018

President Vladimir Putin perhaps had good reason to view Michael McFaul with a tad of suspicion when he arrived in Moscow as American ambassador in 2008.

In the News

Spring Cleaning 2018

mentioning Stephen Kotkinvia Observer-Reporter
Saturday, June 2, 2018

Recommended reading: “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler 1929–1941,” by Stephen Kotkin. A 900-page tome, it nevertheless presents a good overview of Stalin’s rule and the complicated interplay between Hitler and Stalin, whose alliance through the Hitler-Stalin Pact in 1939 was one both men figured would end in war between them, but when, how, and who would double-cross the other first was the question.

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Ambassador Michael McFaul: A Brief History Of Russia

interview with Michael McFaulvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul shares his knowledge and provides a unique perspective on one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships between the US and Russia. McFaul talks about election interference, the rise of the hostile, paranoid, Russian president, and a firsthand account of McFaul’s ambassadorship.

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Former Ambassador To Russia Michael McFaul Reflects On The 'Reset'

interview with Michael McFaulvia Here and Now (WBUR)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about Russia during the Obama administration known as the "reset," and discusses its successes and failures.

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