Articles and Essays

McFaul in the Quad

The following are selected academic articles and policy essays.

April 18, 2019

Q&A: ‘The Biggest Piece Mueller Left Out’

Foreign Policy
September 25, 2018

Is Putinism the Russian Norm or an Aberration?

Current History
July 18, 2018

The U.S. Needs a Russia Strategy Now More Than Ever

Foreign Affairs
July 13, 2018

What’s it like to meet Putin face to face?

June 15, 2018

Russia as It Is: A Grand Strategy for Confronting Putin

Foreign Policy
May 19, 2018

Putin Hazed Me: How I Was Stalked, Harassed and Surveilled by Kremlin Stooges

May 4, 2018

The Cold War is over, but there’s ‘Hot Peace’ between the U.S. and Russia

The Globe and Mail
April 1, 2018

Choosing Autocracy: Actors, Institutions, and Revolution in the Erosion of Russian Democracy

Comparative Politics
January 6, 2017

How Trump Can Play Nice With Russia, Without Selling Out America

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump was a whirlwind of vagaries and contradictions when it came to foreign policy, making it difficult to predict how his new administration will approach dozens of international issues. On Russia, however, he was clear and consistent. He praised President Vladimir Putin often, defended many of Putin’s policies, and declared with enthusiasm, “Wouldn’t it be nice if we actually got along with Russia?” Since his election, Trump has persisted in defending Putin, questioning in multiple tweets and comments the intelligence community’s assessment

December 8, 2016

Reading Reagan in Tehran: A Strategy of Realistic Engagement

The Washington Quarterly

By Michael McFaul & Abbas Milani