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The following are selected interviews. For more media appearances go to Youtube channel

August 16, 2017

Ambassador Michael McFaul discusses Russia and Vladimir Putin

Council of American Ambassadors’ CAALive! podcast

The host for this interview is Ambassador Jim Rosapepe, who represented the United States in Romania from 1998 to 2001, and is a member of the CAA Board of Directors. He currently is Chairman and CEO of Patuxent Capital Group LLC and serves in the Maryland State Senate.

July 5, 2017

How Putin will try to manipulate Trump at their G20 meeting

NBC The Rachel Maddow Show

Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Vladimir Putin will likely tell Donald Trump things he wants to hear to manipulate Trump into serving Russia's interests.

July 5, 2017

Fmr. Amb.: Trump needs diplomacy strategy, 'Not just a tweet'

NBC Meet the Press

Former ambassadors Chris Hill and Michael McFaul join MTPDaily to discuss North Korea's missile test and Trump's upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin.

March 8, 2017

Of Russia with Love with Mike McFaul

Pod Save the World

Tommy and former US Ambassador to Russia Mike McFaul talk about the US-Russia relationship. We cover pop culture and Rocky IV, arms control, Russian harassment of US diplomats, Mike’s assessment of Putin’s leadership and when relations turned bad, if Romney was right to call Russia our number one geopolitical foe and the lessons America can learn from Putin’s rise.

January 12, 2017

What kind of threat does Russia pose to the U.S.?


President-elect Trump has said he would like to improve relations with Russia. But his choice for defense secretary, Gen. James Mattis, views Russia as America’s number one threat. What’s the reality of the White House-Kremlin dynamic? Steve Inskeep discusses with Evelyn Farkas, a former Defense Department official, and Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia.

December 29, 2016

Will US retaliate against Russia for election hack?

September 8, 2016

Examining Donald Trump's Praise For Vladimir Putin

October 3, 2014


Charlie Rose

A conversation about Vladimir Putin and the future of Russia with Stephen Sestanovich of the Council on Foreign Relations, Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution, and Mike McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia.

May 15, 2014

Former Ambassador To Russia: Putin Has No Master Plan For Ukraine

NPR: Fresh Air
April 28, 2014

Colbert Report

Colbert Report on Comedy Central
September 7, 2004


Charlie Rose

Professor Stephen Cohen and Michael McFaul of the Hoover Institution examine the siege by Chechen terrorists at a Russian school in Beslan.

January 3, 2000


Charlie Rose

A panel discusses the future of the Russia Federation, following the resignation of President Boris Yeltsin.