The following are selected interviews. For more media appearances go to Michael McFaul's Youtube channel

July 18, 2018

McFaul 'flabbergasted' that White House would not defend him

MSNBC Rachel Maddow
July 18, 2018

Would Trump give fmr. US diplomat to Putin? That diplomat reacts

July 16, 2018

McFaul: Trump with Putin shows U.S. 'national security crisis'

MSNBC Rachel Maddow
July 7, 2018

Michael McFaul: Trump has more homework to do to understand NATO

May 24, 2018

John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture With Michael McFaul

Council on Foreign Relations
May 22, 2018

Commonwealth Club of California: Ambassador Michael McFaul

Commonwealth Club of California
May 22, 2018

Michael McFaul Talks to Voice of America

Voice of America
May 17, 2018

The University of Chicago Institute of Politics: Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and Julia Ioffe

May 14, 2018

Fmr U.S. Amb to Russia: possible Putin tipped election

May 11, 2018

McFaul on what Putin will do with his 4th term

CNN Fareed Zakaria
May 8, 2018

Outrage & trepidation after Trump abandons Iran nuclear deal

May 8, 2018

Anthony Scaramucci Gets Absolutely Schooled on Iran Deal by Michael McFaul & Stephanie Ruhle

May 7, 2018

Democratic progress for Russia obstructed by extended Putin reign

MSNBC Rachel Maddow
May 6, 2018

Full McFaul Interview: Putin used the same tactics he used in Russia, 'here in the United States'

Meet the Press
February 28, 2018

Gzero World

Gzero World
December 6, 2017

America’s Role on the World Stage with NBC News and MSNBC

Commonwealth Club of California
October 19, 2017

A discussion about Russia, Sessions and journalists

Morning Joe at MSNBC
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.

June 23, 2017

The Putin Files: Michael McFaul

Frontline PBS
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.

April 28, 2014

Colbert Report

Colbert Report on Comedy Central