Shadow Politics, October 23, 2022
Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D Brown and Marília Duffles
Guest, Michael A McFaul, Leading expert on Russia, American foreign policy and democratic development around the world.
IS UKRAINE WINNING? WHAT DO THE RUSSIANS DO NOW?
A Conversation with
Former Ambassador to Russia
Michael McFaul is a leading expert on Russia, American foreign policy and democratic development around the world. A former U.S. ambassador to Russia, McFaul is currently a professor of political science at Stanford University, the director of Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
McFaul has authored several books, most recently a New York Times bestseller,
“FROM COLD WAR TO HOT PEACE: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia.”
MESSAGE FROM UNITED STATES SENATOR MICHAEL D. BROWN
Marília and I will discuss with Ambassador McFaul what he sees as Putin's next move as the Russians pull back from areas in southeastern Ukraine. Are the Russians desperate? What will this mean moving forward? Ambassador McFaul will give us his insights on what is happening now and what this can mean to NATO, to America and to the world.
Hell hath no fury like a tyrant scorned!!! IS UKRAINE WINNING? WHAT DO THE RUSSIANS DO NOW?
This week - A Conversation with Former Ambassador to Russia MICHAEL A. McFAUL - Marília and I will discuss with Ambassador McFaul what he sees as Putin's next move as the Russians pull back from areas in southeastern Ukraine. Are the Russians desperate? What will this mean moving forward? Ambassador McFaul will give us his insights on what is happening now and what this can mean to NATO, to America and to the world.
Michael McFaul is the Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor of International Studies in Political Science, Director and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, all at Stanford University. He was also the Distinguished Mingde Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Center at Peking University from June to August of 2015. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1995. He is also an analyst for NBC News and a contributing columnist to The Washington Post. McFaul served for five years in the Obama administration, first as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House (2009-2012), and then as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014). He has authored several books, most recently the New York Times bestseller, “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia.” Earlier books include Advancing Democracy Abroad: Why We Should, How We Can; Transitions To Democracy: A Comparative Perspective (eds. with Kathryn Stoner); Power and Purpose: American Policy toward Russia after the Cold War (with James Goldgeier); and Russia’s Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin. His current research interests include American foreign policy, great power relations between China, Russia, and the United States, and the relationship between democracy and development.
Prof. McFaul was born and raised in Montana. He received his B.A. in International Relations and Slavic Languages and his M.A. in Soviet and East European Studies from Stanford University in 1986. As a Rhodes Scholar, he completed his D. Phil. in International Relations at Oxford University in 1991.
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