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Michael McFaul: When Geopolitics Gets Personal

interview with Michael McFaulvia World Class
Friday, August 3, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses what it is like to have a dictator after you.


Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his book Women of the Gulag.


Michael McFaul: A Former U.S. Ambassador Is Back In Putin’s Crosshairs

interview with Michael McFaulvia WNYC Studios
Friday, July 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul notes that Putin’s increasingly assertive behavior—and Trump’s reverential attitude towards Putin—has him concerned for his safety.


Michael McFaul: When The President Takes Putin's Side Over Yours (8:07)

interview with Michael McFaulvia Slate
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about how he ended up in Putin's sights, Trump not confronting Putin, how the Kremlin abuses Interpol, and more.

In the News

What Is Election ‘Meddling’ And When Did Everyone Start Using That Term?

quoting Michael McFaulvia Lawfare
Monday, July 30, 2018

The answer turns out to be amusing: The word “meddling” in this context entered the American lexicon because of a rare partnership between an unlikely duo: Russian President Vladimir Putin and former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul—a man Putin now famously wants to interrogate.


Putin Wanted To Interrogate Me. Trump Called It ‘An Incredible Offer.’ Why?

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Friday, July 27, 2018

I thought I was done worrying about Vladimir Putin. I left Moscow in 2014 as the departing U.S. ambassador, after Putin spent my two-year stint deploying state-controlled media outlets and their surrogates to propagate disinformation about me.

In the News

Helsinki Fallout

featuring Michael McFaulvia The New Yorker
Friday, July 27, 2018

Vladimir Putin would like the U.S. to turn over the former Ambassador Michael McFaul for interrogation in Russia. The White House has refused, for now, but McFaul is concerned for his safety.

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

Michael McFaul: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

featuring Michael McFaulvia
Friday, July 27, 2018

Former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul served as the United States Ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014. Prior to being nominated to his ambassadorial position, he worked on Obama’s National Security Council as both a Special Assistant to the President and a senior director of Russian and Eurasian Affairs.


Michael McFaul: Trump Admin Russia Policy Better Than Obama's

interview with Michael McFaulvia KBUL News Talk
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the US-Russia relationship and McFaul notes that he thinks the Trump Administration's policy toward Russia is good, and in many ways it is better than the Obama Administration.


One On One With Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves

interview with Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia The Newsmakers
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Toomas Hendrik Ilves discusses Russia and why he thinks Russia is up to no good.