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Michael McFaul on Uncommon Knowledge
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Michael McFaul on Vladimir Putin and Russia

with Michael McFaulvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 19, 2014

In this Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow Peter Robinson speaks with former US ambassador to Russia, Hoover senior fellow, and Stanford political science professor Michael McFaul. McFaul discusses Russian president Vladimir Putin’s complex and evolving rhetoric and strategic objectives, emphasizing recent developments in the US-Russia relationship, Putin and former US Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, and Ukraine’s strategic importance to Russia.

A coal miner in Donetsk, Ukraine

Gregory on the John Batchelor Show: “it’s very easy to show that these numbers are pure fantasy”

by Paul R. Gregory
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory discusses the referendums in Ukraine on the John Batchelor Show. Topics include fraud in the referendums, the Putin narrative, and the results from more-honest polls.

Kiev, Ukraine
Analysis and Commentary

Separatists May Be Exaggerating Ukraine Referendum Turnout By 300%

by Paul R. Gregoryvia
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
World Puzzle

Schake on Fox News: “there’s no way that this plebiscite is actually going to tell us what the people of Ukraine think”

by Kori Schakevia Fox News
Sunday, May 11, 2014

Hoover research fellow Kori Schake discusses the foreign policy on Fox News. Topics include the referendum held in Eastern Ukraine, the need for European support to proceed with sanctions, and the Benghazi select committee.

Vladimir Putin
Analysis and Commentary

What Do the Putins of the World Want?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Vladimir Putin's Russia is a disaster of a declining population, corruption, authoritarianism, a warped economy and a high rate of alcoholism.

AndreyKrav, iStock Editorial

Gregory on the John Batchelor Show: “the world swallows these results”

by Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory discusses the Ukraine crisis on the John Batchelor Show. Topics include the difficulty of fighting in cities with Putin’s “human shields,” the revised election results from the Crimea referendum last month, and the upcoming Ukrainian elections.

Euro Banknotes
Analysis and Commentary

The Threat of the 'Cold War' Euro

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, May 4, 2014

When the Ukrainian crisis broke out, most thought it would send the euro lower. In fact, the opposite actually happened: The euro has broadly strengthened, and a key reason is that the common currency has become a safe haven for money fleeing Russian assets.

Moscow, Russia
Analysis and Commentary

Russia As A Regional Partner

by Tod Lindbergvia Weekly Standard
Friday, May 2, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Putin's Promises To Eastern Ukraine Could Bankrupt Russia

by Paul R. Gregoryvia
Friday, May 2, 2014