Michael McFaul

Michael A. McFaul is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution as well as a professor of political science, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. He also currently works as a news analyst for NBC. His areas of expertise include international relations, Russian politics, comparative democratization, and American foreign policy. From January 2012 to February 2014, he served as the US ambassador to the Russian Federation. Before becoming ambassador, he served for three years as a special assistant to the president and senior director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council.


Michael McFaul's Books

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The Troubled Birth of Russian Democracy

Authors: Michael McFaul, Sergei Markov
ISBN: 978-0-8179-9232-3

Historical background on the parties, selected interviews with prominent members of these groups, and important party documents.

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Russia's 1996 Presidential Election

Author: Michael McFaul
ISBN: 978-0-8179-9502-7

In June 1996, for the first time in thousand years, Russian citizens were given the chance to select their head of state in a democratic election. Michael McFaul analyzes three major factors that combine to explain why Boris Yeltsin's victory, should have been expected, discusses the reasons behind Yeltsin's victory, and examines its impact on electoral politics in post-Soviet Russia.

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