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Michael McFaul On Trump's Meeting With Putin

interview with Michael McFaulvia MSNBC
Monday, July 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul explains how the Helsinki summit was a success for the Russian president.


Former US Ambassador To Russia Michael McFaul Weighs In On Trump-Putin Summit

interview with Michael McFaulvia NPR
Monday, July 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about US President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Uncomfortable Questions In The Wake Of Russia Indictment 2.0 And Trump’s Press Conference With Putin

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, July 16, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his Justice Department/FBI team deserve congratulations for doing their job of figuring out in concrete detail what the Russians did in the 2016 election campaign and telling the American people about it—now in an indictment and perhaps later, and in more detail, in a report. Last week’s indictment might also portend, as the Lawfare crew implied, a tightening of the criminal-conspiracy noose to include Americans, perhaps some with connections to the Trump campaign.

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The Hot Peace We Have

featuring Michael McFaulvia The American Interest
Monday, July 16, 2018

The term of Michael McFaul, Ambassador to Moscow from 2012 to 2014, was more modest but nonetheless worthy. Unlike many U.S. envoys to Russia, the one President Obama sent was someone who knew the country, not just glancingly but well.

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Ex-Russia Ambassador: President Trump's Approach To Russia

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Hill
Monday, July 16, 2018

Michael McFaul, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, on Monday slammed President Trump after he blamed the U.S. for poor relations with Russia ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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The Putin Paradox: He’s Brutally Repressive — And Incredibly Popular

quoting Michael McFaulvia Vox
Monday, July 16, 2018

It is perhaps a distinctly American faith that authoritarians like Russian President Vladimir Putin rule purely by force, corruption, or trickery, lacking any substantial political support. Indeed, there is something that feels definitional about the unpopularity of a dictator.


Michael McFaul: Why Trump Is An Easy Mark For Putin

interview with Michael McFaulvia Vox
Monday, July 16, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses what President Trump should expect when he sits down with President Putin.
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For A Successful Summit In Helsinki, Trump Must Choose Words Wisely

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Hill
Sunday, July 15, 2018

The meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki this week comes on the heels of a turbulent NATO summit that saw the American president butting heads with the other European leaders. In an era where Trump seems to be combative with allies and collegial with adversaries, the world will be watching attentively.


Michael McFaul On The Trump, Putin Meeting

interview with Michael McFaulvia Weekends with Alex Mitt (MSNBC)
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul explains why he thinks a one-on-one meeting between President Trump and Vladimir Putin is a bad idea.


Toomas Hendrik Ilves: The Future Of NATO; Putin's Helsinki Plan

interview with Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, July 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Toomas Hendrik Ilves discusses NATO's future and the Baltic view of the upcoming Trump-Putin summit.