Michael McFaul

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Michael McFaul has been the United States' Ambassador to Russia since January 2012.[1]

McFaul co-founded the National Democratic Institute's Moscow office in 1992.[2]

McFaul is on leave from Stanford where he is a professor of political science at Stanford University. At Stanford, he is also the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) for International Studies.[1]

McFaul is a former Deputy Director at the Freeman Spogli Institute and Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law (CDDRL). He was also a non-resident Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.[1]

McFaul served for three years as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council.[1]

External Resources

No More Mr. Nice Guy], Foreign Policy, 5 February 2014.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ambassador, Embassy of the United States Moscow, Russia, accessed 28 January 2014.
  2. Amid Crackdown on NGOs, U.S. Group Moves Staff Out of Russia, Moscow Times, 23 November 2012.