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From Cold War To Hot Peace

by Michael McFaulvia Medium
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

As Air Force One began its initial descent into Prague on a clear, sunny day in April 2010, President Obama asked Gary Samore and me to join him in his office at the front of the plane to run over the final talking points for his meeting with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev later that day. The president was in an ebullient mood. In the same city a year earlier, Obama had given what may have been his most important foreign policy speech to date, calling for a nuclear-free world.


Trump Has Had Success With North Korea: Condoleezza Rice

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Fox Business
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses her recent book, Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity, which she co-authored with Hoover Institution fellow Amy Zegart. Rice also talks about many of the issues the Trump Administration is dealing with including China, Russia, North Korea, trade, terrorism, and much more.

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Area 45: Melania - Citizen And Friend Of The World

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Area 45
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Central Europe – Melania’s Next Mission?

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Stephen Cohen & Michael McFaul Debate: “The New U.S.-Russian Cold War: Who Is To Blame?”—May 9

featuring Michael McFaulvia NYU
Friday, April 20, 2018

Stephen Cohen and Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, will debate “who is to blame” for the state of U.S.-Russia relations today on Wed., May 9, 5-7 p.m. at Columbia University.

Michael McFaul: Do The Comey Memos Validate The Steele Dossier?

interview with Michael McFaul
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the Steele dossier's validity and the possibility of Russia releasing any additional details regarding Trump’s alleged interactions with Vladimir Putin as detailed in the Comey memos.

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Preserving A Great Scholar’s Legacy

by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Robert Conquestvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, April 21, 2018

The widow of Robert Conquest talks about the life and work of the historian, including three books still forthcoming.

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McFaul Examines Reasons For Decline In US-Russia Relationship

featuring Michael McFaulvia Freeman Spogli Institute News
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Answers to why the US-Russia relationship seems to be at a dangerous low these days can be found in a new book by Stanford scholar Michael McFaul.


Countering A Kleptocratic Kremlin

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, April 20, 2018

With every passing week we have new evidence of the threat that Vladimir Putin’s kleptocracy poses to our democracy, our national security, and the entire liberal world order.

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Stewart: Memos Show Comey Was ‘Dishonest’ From ‘The Very Beginning’

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia LifeZette
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Former FBI Director James Comey’s redacted memos released Thursday detailing his early conversations with President Donald Trump show that Comey “was dishonest with the president from the very beginning and continues to be” to this day, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) said Thursday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”


Ep. 398: Waiting On A Friend (20:10)

interview with Michael McFaul, Peter M. Robinsonvia Ricochet
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the warming relations with North Korea, what to do about Syria, and how to handle Russia and President Putin.