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Michael McFaul: “I’m Scared of That World”

interview with Michael McFaulvia Slate
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about how people still misunderstand Putin’s power, whether the Obama team did enough to combat Russian interference, and what has and hasn’t surprised him about the still mysterious Russia scandal.

In the News

“I’m Scared Of That World”

featuring Michael McFaulvia Slate
Thursday, May 10, 2018

A former U.S. ambassador to Russia on the disinformation campaign against him—and Russia’s increasingly sophisticated attacks on reality.

Hoover senior fellow and former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul leaves th

Former Ambassador Michael McFaul On Russia, The U.S. & The World

interview with Michael McFaulvia WBUR
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses his time as US Ambassador to Russia as well as his take on world affairs.

In the News

U.S.- Russia Relations With Michael McFaul And William J. Burns

featuring Michael McFaulvia Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (DC)
Thursday, May 10, 2018

As U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, Michael McFaul had a front-row seat as the relationship began to unravel in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency six years ago. What went wrong? Could today’s tensions have been avoided? This event has reached capacity and registration has closed. Watch the livestream on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.

In the News

From Cold War To Hot Peace Review: Obama Ambassador Charts Path To Trump And Russia

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Guardian
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Michael McFaul’s latest book doubles as a personal memoir and an overview of US-Russian relations over the past four decades

In the News

The Big Chill: The Alarming Decline In US-Russian Relations

featuring Michael McFaulvia Financial Times
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Soviet-era jokes are fashion¬able once again in Russia. Thus: a man walks into the headquarters of the Federal Security Service — the FSB, successor to the KGB — and says, “My pet parrot is missing.” An agent responds, “Why are you wasting my time? Complain to the police or animal control!” Man adds hastily, “Sorry, I told them already. I’m informing you because, if they find my parrot, I want you to know that I do not agree with its view of President Vladimir Putin”.


Michael McFaul: US And Russia: 'A Very Confrontational Moment'

interview with Michael McFaulvia CNN
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the US relationship with Russia as well as his new book, From Cold War to Hot Peace.


Michael McFaul, Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia On Putin: ‘He Thinks We’re Out To Get Him’

interview with Michael McFaulvia Maclean's
Monday, May 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses what people need to know about Putin, Garry Kasparov’s withering criticisms of Obama, problematic media discourse on Russia, and one Canadian’s leadership in maintaining the call for international order.


Michael McFaul: U.S. And Russia: How It Came To This

interview with Michael McFaulvia WNYC
Monday, May 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul examines how the US/Russia relationship went from the thaw at the end of the Cold War to the current tensions over Syria, Ukraine, and interference in the 2016 elections.


George Shultz Says U.S. Needs A Stop Sign For Putin

interview with George P. Shultzvia Bloomberg
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses how to handle Putin, Russia, and Iran.