Russia: From Cold War to Hot Peace with Amb. Michael McFaul

In this special episode of the podcast, we discuss the future of U.S.-Russia relations under the Biden Administration with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War generated meteoric expectations for US-Russia relations. Just thirty years later, not only have these expectations not been met, but the cold war has been replaced by a new era of U.S.-Russia confrontation — a hot peace.

In this episode, we dive into the development of this new confrontational era and discuss what policy direction the Biden administration might choose to take. Furthermore, we examine just how instrumental Vladimir Putin is to the future of US-Russia relations.

To listen to this episode, find the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs on iTunes or Spotify, or click the link below!

Ambassador McFaul served for five years in the Obama administration, first as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House (2009-2012), and then as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014).

He is currently the director at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Professor of International Studies in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University.

He is also the author of New York Times bestseller From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia.

This episode is available in video form on Youtube, simple search: Amb. McFaul – Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs

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