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Amb. McFaul Says His Concerns About Russia Aren't Over

interview with Michael McFaulvia MSNBC
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about Russian President Vladimir Putin's request to interview him and McFaul's request to not even entertain this or similar requests. McFaul wants President Trump to preemptively protect McFaul and other US employees from Putin's harassment and charges. McFaul would like President Trump to tell Putin that you cannot arrest US government officials for doing their jobs.

Michael McFaul: Former U.S. Ambassador, Montana Native Targeted By Putin Speaks In Bozeman

interview with Michael McFaul
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul says that President Trump should have pushed back on Russian President Vladimir Putin's request to interview him.



by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Trump’s critics need a scapegoat to explain why they haven’t managed to vanquish him.


Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, July 23, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his Daily Caller article "How Russia And NGOs Collude To Damage American Exceptionalism."

In the News

McFaul Expected To Meet With Trump’s Top Adviser On Russia At White House

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Monday, July 23, 2018

Michael A. McFaul, a former U.S. diplomat and fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, will visit the White House on Tuesday for a private meeting with President Trump’s top adviser on Russia, according to two people familiar with the planned meeting.


Doug Rivers: Republicans Struggle To Criticize Trump

interview with Douglas Riversvia WBUR
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Doug Rivers weighs in on how Republicans have struggled with whether or not to criticize the more controversial actions of President Trump and his administration. River's notes that the president's handling of the Russia meeting in Helsinki has been a real test for them.


CAALive! Interview With Ambassador Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia CAALive!
Friday, July 20, 2018

Hoover Institution Michael McFaul talks to Senator Jim Rosapepe about Putin, Russia, and US relations.

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John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture With Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia Council on Foreign Relations
Friday, May 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul provides an insider’s perspective on Russia during his time as US ambassador, including his analysis of Russia’s foreign policy from the end of the cold war to the presidency of Vladimir Putin and the future of US-Russia relations.

Analysis and Commentary

The Double Meaning Of Helsinki

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, July 23, 2018

I have many friends who hate Donald Trump. Most are liberal academic types who hate him the way their parents or grandparents once hated Richard Nixon. Their hate is tempered by the fact that Trump is not currently bombing or invading a foreign country. Remember, it was the anti-Vietnam movement that elevated hating Nixon above the realm of party politics.

Analysis and Commentary

We Are Behaving Like A Silly People

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, July 23, 2018

The hysterical reactions to Donald Trump’s comments in Helsinki show how we are becoming what David Lean’s T.E. Lawrence called the Arabs: “a little people, a silly people.” The difference is, we are the richest, most powerful, freest people in the history of the world, yet like children we are obsessing over words rather than paying attention to meaningful deeds.