Latest from Michael McFaul

The U.S. and Ukraine need to reboot their relationship. Here’s how they can do it.

Biden's democracy agenda rises or falls with Ukraine.
  • Aug 23, 2021

Trying to pry Russia away from China is a fool’s errand

The costs of allying with Russia against China are far greater than the advantages.
  • Jul 21, 2021

How we should measure the success of Biden’s summit with Putin

'Improving relations' with Russia is not an end unto itself.
  • Jun 3, 2021

The Joe Biden most Americans don’t get to see

My own experience with the former vice president tells me he's the right person to lead the country.
  • Oct 24, 2020

Trump’s foreign policy report card is full of failing grades

Trump has performed poorly and doesn’t seem to care about much of the portfolio.
  • Sep 23, 2020
  • Opinion

A Russian dissident is fighting for his life. Where is the U.S.?

We should be supporting the forces of good. Trump just shrugs.
  • Aug 20, 2020

Why Trump’s complacency about Putin is a problem — whatever his motives

The U.S. president's actions are creating dangerous ambiguity.
  • Aug 4, 2020

Trump would do anything for Putin. No wonder he’s ignoring the Russian bounties.

Russia’s pattern of hostility matches Trump’s pattern of accommodation.
  • Jul 1, 2020

The U.S. is losing ground in the global effort to promote democratic ideals

When the First Amendment rights of peaceful protesters are violated, China is handed fresh arguments for "whataboutism."
  • Jun 4, 2020

The pandemic shows that Putin is not a strong leader

The coronavirus has exposed the fundamental weakness of the Russian state.
  • May 20, 2020