Michael McFaul

Professor of Political Science, Director, and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Michael McFaul is a professor of 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 at Stanford University. 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 from 2009 to 2012, and then as US ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2012 to 2014. Author of several books, his latest is From Cold War to Hot Peace.

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The 21st century brings with it unprecedented global uncertainty, interconnectedness, and unimaginable opportunity. Yet... See more
From election meddling to new US sanctions to close calls between fighter planes over the Baltic Sea, the US-Russia... See more
This is not a moment to take democracy for granted. The 2016 emergence of Donald Trump and his populist counterparts in... See more
US-Russian relations have reached one of their lowest points since the end of the Cold War. Michael McFaul, former... See more