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Trump Will Meet Putin On Friday: White House

quoting H. R. McMastervia The Epoch Times
Friday, October 5, 2018

President Donald Trump will hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 Summit on Friday (July 7). It was confirmed by the White House, Reuters reported.

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Hoover Press Book, Women Of The Gulag, Featured In New Documentary

featuring Paul R. Gregoryvia Stanford News
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Women of the Gulag, a new film documentary based on Hoover scholar Paul Gregory’s book by that name, is now being screened.

Hoover Series Examines International Effects Of Demographic Shifts

featuring Hoover Institution, George P. Shultz, Michael McFaul, Stephen Kotkin, David Hollowayvia The Stanford Daily
Thursday, October 4, 2018

“Governance in an Emerging New World,” an initiative by the Hoover Institution, launched on Wednesday with the aim of promoting discussion and thinking on the governance challenges posed by rapid demographic, technological and societal change around the globe. The first panel in the series, moderated by Deputy Director-General of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Kori Schake, considered these issues with regard to Russia.


The Missed Opportunity of Technological Breakthrough in Putin’s Russia

by Michael McFaulvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Russians are richer today than they have ever been in their thousand-year history. Today, Russians enjoy a GDP-per capita of $11,900, down from a 2013 peak of $16,000, but moving in the right direction again. Between 2000 and 2008, Russia’s GDP grew by 83%, productivity grew by 70%, Russia’s share in the world economy grew fourfold, from 0.6% to 2.7%, real wages increased by 3.4 times, and real pensions increased by 2.8 times.


What Is Putin Up To? With Guest Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia The Pod Complex
Monday, September 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses Vladimir Putin and Russia.

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Hanson: China Is A Greater Threat Than Russia

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The Collegian
Thursday, September 20, 2018
With all the talk about Russia these days, one might forget that there are other countries that pose a threat to the United States — a far greater threat, perhaps.

Technology and Governance in Russia: Possibilities

by Stephen Kotkinvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

This paper will ruminate in a highly preliminary way on the possibility of change in Russian governance as a result of disruptions in technology.  No such momentous changes are on the horizon at the moment.  That said, history moves in surprising ways, and unintended consequences are the norm.  Technological disruption, too, usually brings change in unforeseen directions.  Whatever happens, it will not happen the precise way we might anticipate.  

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YES 2018: Post-Putin Russia Is Hard To Predict But It’s Not Hopeless, Panelists Say

quoting Michael McFaulvia Kyiv Post
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been in power for almost two decades and will stay for at least six years more. His leadership, however, has been so damaging for his nation and the world that many wonder: When will Putin’s era end and what is the future of Russia after Putin?

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featuring Michael McFaulvia Maine Public
Friday, September 14, 2018

Speaking In Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations. The topic is Russia, and the speaker is Ambassador Michael McFaul, who served in that capacity to Russia in from 2009 to 2012.

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Our September Movers & Shakers

featuring Michael McFaulvia Nob Hill Gazette
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Talk about timely: McFaul’s book released this summer, “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia,” comes as new developments in the fraught U.S.- Russia relationship continue unfurl. McFaul, who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, is now a Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.