Tag Archives: Michael McFaul

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(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul is likely to accomplish something none of his predecessors ever dreamed of: he is becoming a household name.  His ascension to the status of celebrity … Continue reading

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Return on Investment

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) If one is to trust common wisdom and the Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, providing financial aid to foreign countries is a shameful waste of U.S. taxpayers dollars.  However, a recent … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Love Thy Enemy

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Only a few month ago, a consensus among Russia watchers was that the return of Vladimir Putin to the Russian presidency will have little impact on U.S.-Russia relations. Andrew Kuchins of … Continue reading

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Bad Date

                                      (This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Michael McFaul, the sixth U.S. ambassador to post-Soviet Russia, arrived in Moscow on Saturday, Jan. 14.  On Monday, his first day on the job, McFaul met with Russian Foreign Minister … Continue reading

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The Ambassador Of Better Will

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) On Oct. 11, a day before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Senate was to begin hearings on the nomination of Michael McFaul, President Barack Obama’s top Russia adviser, … Continue reading

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