Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul

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@S_Nekr  On this, we agree. As long as NATO stays strong, the probability of a Russian attack is very low. And yes, there is no need for tensions or conflict. There were no tensions in fact just a few years ago Read Medvedev's speech at the NATO summit in Lisbon in 2010.

I’m not even sure Putin knows yet! But God, yes.

Kyiv has done nothing to "provoke" this current Russia-Ukraine crisis. Putin has invented (again) the crisis all by himself.

The Biden administration has ZERO interest in provoking a military conflict with Russia over Ukraine. ZERO.


Trump obviously has no idea what words like facism and totalitarianism mean. To those who wrote that speech, shame on you. To those that cleared on this speech, shame on you. Perhaps the most un- American speech ever delivered by an American president, on the eve of July 4th.

If you were as moved as I was by Ambassador Yovanovitch‘ s testimony today , retweet #BravoMasha  !

For those of us who study autocracies, including elections in autocracies, there were a lot of familiar messages, symbols, and methods on display this week at the #RNCConvention . THREAD

President Trump is a public servant. He works for us. Or least that's the way it used to be. No one -- not a governor, not a doctor, not a patient -- needs to show their appreciation in order for him to do his job & help them. (BTW, no one forced him to take this job.)

You cannot be pro-life and pro-AR15 at the same time.

According to reporting including @MeetThePress  , Trump called Putin 6 times in 2 months - March 30th, April 9th, April 10th, April 12, May 7th, June 1 ! That would be a crazy number of calls to any foreign leader. But to Putin? What on earth were they discussing? So strange.

"C'mon man !" I loved it when Obama used that phrase when I worked for him.

Those who lied about the presidential election results for months deeply divided our country. Their hypocrisy now in calling for unity now is stunning.