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Michael McFaul: History Is Not On Putin’s Side, Says Former U.S. Ambassador

interview with Michael McFaulvia The Moscow Times
Friday, October 18, 2019

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul believes President Vladimir Putin is fighting against the tide of history and that Russian society will not “tolerate disenfranchisement and oppression forever.”

Putin, Assad, Erdoğan And Khamenei — The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse 2.0 | Opinion

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Texas tornadoes are potentially caused by the “flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil” according to the Butterfly Effect theory. Determining the ultimate cause and effects in weather is a tough call, however, given how many random physical factors ultimately come into play. But it’s fascinating to think that a distant and peacefully fluttering butterfly has so much potential power.

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The Not-So-Quiet American

featuring Michael McFaulvia Boise Weekly (Idaho)
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Talking to Michael McFaul, it's easy to get the sense that he isn't sure if he should bite his tongue, but on Oct. 15, hours before speaking before a packed Jordan Ballroom at Boise State University, he opened up about the differences between his time serving President Barack Obama and what he sees the state of U.S.-Russian relations headed under President Donald Trump.

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia: Congress Must Hold Public Foreign Policy Hearings

quoting Michael McFaulvia Idaho Statesman
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul told Treasure Valley reporters on Monday that all elected representatives, including those working closely on U.S. foreign policy, have a responsibility to communicate with the public.

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Frank Church Conference: Democracy, Russia, China And The U.S. Role

quoting Michael McFaulvia Idaho Press
Monday, October 14, 2019

From China to Russia to the role of the United States on the world stage, more than 500 people gathered at Boise State University on Monday to learn about and discuss the issues at the 36th annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs.

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Frank Church Conference On Monday At BSU Will Feature Former US Ambassador To Russia, Array Of Speakers

mentioning Michael McFaulvia Idaho Press
Friday, October 11, 2019

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul will will be the keynote speaker at the 36th annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs on Oct. 14 at Boise State University, delivering an address titled “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American in Putin's Russia.” The speech will start at 7 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom of the Student Union Building; the conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the same day in the Simplot Ballroom.


How US Foreign Policy Toward Russia Has Changed With Former Ambassador Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia Boise State Public Radio
Friday, October 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses his book From Cold War to Hot Peace, which combines history and memoir to tell the story of US-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the Russian President Putin.


Paul Gregory: The New Rasputin Marches Acores Siberia To Rid The Kremlin Of Devils

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Washington Times article "A shaman unnerves Vladimir Putin."

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Red Again

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Who would have expected both a new Cold War and a fresh fascination with socialism?

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A Bridge over a Troubled Century

featuring Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Celebrating Hoover fellow Norman M. Naimark.