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Michael McFaul is director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Hoover fellow at Stanford University and a contributing columnist to The Post. He is the author of "From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia."
The administration has taken some tough stances toward Moscow. Why does the president disavow them?
Putin's victories have planted the seeds of long-term isolation and weakness for his country
Meysami, a women's rights activist, is slowly, silently but defiantly dying in an Iranian prison.
Another dangerous error from a president who hates international agreements.
All Americans should have an equal opportunity to vote on Election Day.
Russia is still behaving like a rogue state. More sanctions will be needed
When foreign affairs are, literally, personal.
Helsinki will be remembered as the most appalling public display of capitulation by an American president to a Kremlin leader ever.
He's confident. He'll never admit wrongdoing. And he'll probably be late.
Foreign diplomacy should be shaped by national interests, not by personal chemistry.