Michael McFaul provides an insider’s perspective on Russia during his time as U.S. 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 U.S.-Russia relations.
A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, we unexpectedly find ourselves in a second one. The United States and its partners have a large stake in greater Russian restraint while Vladimir Putin remains in power—and in a Russia characterized by other than Putinism after he is gone.
Michael McFaul, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the fraught relationship between the United States and Russia.
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