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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."
So far, there is little sign that Trump and McConnell are paying attention.
America's model of liberal democracy is losing the argument.
Why Cold War presidents did it better.
The 9/11 Commission offers a model.
Safeguarding our democracy is not a partisan project.
Same problem, radically different strategies.
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.
He's confident. He'll never admit wrongdoing. And he'll probably be late.