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The Takeaway
Russia Illegally Annexes Four Regions of Ukraine

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 13:06


On Friday, in a ceremony at the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed the annexation of four regions of Ukraine: Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia. These regions make up about 15-percent of Ukrainian territory. A map from BBC showing the regions Russian President Vladimir Putin illegally annexed.  (Institute for the Study of War via BBC)   The announcement was resoundingly condemned as illegal and illegitimate by the the international community. A day after the announcement, Ukraine liberated the Donetsk city of Lyman, forcing Russian troops to retreat in another humiliating defeat in recent weeks. We speak with Ambassador Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and professor of international studies at Stanford, about how Russia's annexation announcement changes the war, and what this announcement means for growing tensions between the U.S. and Russia.

The Takeaway
Russia Illegally Annexes Four Regions of Ukraine

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 13:06


On Friday, in a ceremony at the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed the annexation of four regions of Ukraine: Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia. These regions make up about 15-percent of Ukrainian territory. A map from BBC showing the regions Russian President Vladimir Putin illegally annexed.  (Institute for the Study of War via BBC)   The announcement was resoundingly condemned as illegal and illegitimate by the the international community. A day after the announcement, Ukraine liberated the Donetsk city of Lyman, forcing Russian troops to retreat in another humiliating defeat in recent weeks. We speak with Ambassador Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and professor of international studies at Stanford, about how Russia's annexation announcement changes the war, and what this announcement means for growing tensions between the U.S. and Russia.

Deadline: White House
"An obvious, incredibly serious, criminal investigation"

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 89:44 Very Popular


Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest on Hurricane Ian after it makes a second landfall in South Carolina, the former president's lawyers warning in the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation, Vladimir Putin's dramatic escalation against the United States and the West and more.   Joined by: Kathy Park, Ali Velshi, Mike McNees, Carol Leonnig, Neal Katyal, Michael Steele, Rev. Al Sharpton, Michael McFaul, Alexander Vindman, Shaq Brewster, Blayne Alexander, Nicolete Vaughn, Mara Gay, Harry Litman and Stan Hays. 

The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press
Fmr. Amb. Michael McFaul: Inside Putin's Ukraine endgame

The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 31:30


Young Russian men are fleeing their country, as Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a surprise announcement drafting additional troops into his invasion of Ukraine. Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul joins Chuck to analyze Putin's fluctuating strategy, as his originally planned swift incursion meets the stronger-than-expected shield of the Ukrainian defense. 

Deadline: White House
"An ongoing cancer in our democracy"

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 93:43 Very Popular


Nicolle Wallace discusses the newest developments in the January 6th Select Committee's investigation ahead of their newest hearing, another huge set back for the right of women to control their own bodies and health after a judge in Arizona allows a near total abortion ban, the former president's growing embrace of QAnon and the protests in Iran. Joined by: Luke Broadwater, Mary McCord, Claire McCaskill, John Heilemann, Errin Haines, Charlie Sykes, Jonathan Lemire, Ashley Parker, Vaughn Hillyard, Simon Shuster, Michael McFaul and Nazanin Boniadi

WorldAffairs
Ambassador Michael McFaul on Putin's “Failed” War

WorldAffairs

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 59:01


On September 21, 2022, Vladimir Putin ordered a draft of Russian reservists, mobilizing up to 300,000 troops – the first such draft since World War II.   Just before Putin's military order, former US Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, spoke with Ray Suarez to give a sense of what we can expect from the war in Ukraine in the coming weeks and – perhaps – months, and how it's impacting Russia's international standing.   Guest:     Michael McFaul, Professor of Political Science and Director of Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and author of From Cold War to Hot Peace Host:   Ray Suarez   If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.

Deadline: White House
“Playing very close to the line here”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 89:57 Very Popular


Nicolle Wallace discusses a federal judge rejecting the DOJ's request to resume their investigation of the Mar-a-Lago documents. Plus, in 2021 the Trump team claimed the boxes at Mar-a-Lago were only news clippings, the immigration battle intensifies over migrants moved for political stunts, and new reports of mass graves in the city of Izyum, Ukraine.Joined by: Brandon Van Grack, Andrew Weissmann, Zoe Tillman, Jonathan Lemire, Charlie Sykes, Reverend Al Sharpton, Katie Benner, Barbara McQuade, David Enrich, Amb. Michael McFaul, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, and Rep. Seth Moulton

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Lawrence: Trump lawyers respond to DOJ with stunningly childish argument

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 41:17 Very Popular


Tonight on The Last Word: Trump lawyers question the classification of the seized documents. Also, Chief Justice defends the legitimacy of the Supreme Court. Plus, Ukraine's military continues its push into territory previously held by Russia. And support for Vladimir Putin's war wavers in Russian state media. Katie Benner, Andrew Weissmann, Mark Zaid, Dahlia Lithwick, Claire McCaskill, Phillips O'Brien and Michael McFaul join Lawrence O'Donnell.

NBC Meet the Press
August 28 — Rep. Kinzinger, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Adm. Stavridis & Amb. Michael McFaul

NBC Meet the Press

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 47:29 Very Popular


Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) joins Meet the Press to discuss what the recent Mar-a-Lago search and potential charges against fmr. Pres. Trump could mean for the Jan. 6 committee. Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Adm. James Stavridis and Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul discuss the latest in the war between Ukraine and Russia. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson talks about America's journey back to the moon. Peter Alexander, Rich Lowry, Amna Nawaz and Kimberly Atkins Stohr join the Meet the Press roundtable.

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
DAY 561: Jurors award Sandy Hook parents $4M

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 42:54 Very Popular


A jury ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $4.1 million to a Sandy Hook family after claiming the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history was a hoax. Sen. Sinema reaches a deal with Democrats on the climate, health care and tax bill, paving the way for passage. Hungary's far-right Prime Minister gets a warm welcome at CPAC in Texas. Geoff Bennett, Neal Katyal, Michael McFaul, Leigh Ann Caldwell, Michael Steele, Steve Israel, and Dr. Vin Gupta join. 

The Democracy Group
Michael McFaul and Robert Person on Putin, Russia, and the War in Ukraine | Democracy Paradox

The Democracy Group

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 35:09


There are a lot of people quietly who are deeply frustrated with this war. Every rich person in Russia with one or two exceptions are frustrated with this war. I think many of the so-called liberal technocratic elites in the government are frustrated with this war. Lots of regional leaders are frustrated with this war. It's not just the vocal opposition. I think there's a quiet minority and maybe even majority that is exhausted with what Putin has done.Michael McFaulSupport Democracy Paradox on Patreon for bonus episodes and exclusive updates and information. Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, is professor of political science at Stanford University, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His most recent book is From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia (2018). Robert Person is associate professor of international relations at the U.S. Military Academy, director of its international affairs curriculum, and faculty affiliate at its Modern War Institute. Their essay "What Putin Fears Most" was published as an online exclusive from the Journal of Democracy in February and was included in the April 2022 issue.Key HighlightsIntroduction 0:48Personal Account from Michael McFaul 3:16Putin's Objectives 7:44What would Russia be like without Putin? 12:22Challenges for democracy in Ukraine 20:10Effectiveness of sanctions 24:15Where is the Russian Revolution going? 27:11Key LinksLearn more about Michael McFaul"What Putin Fears Most" by Robert Person and Michael McFaul in the Journal of DemocracyFrom Cold War To Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia by Michael McFaulAdditional InformationDemocracy Paradox PodcastMore shows from The Democracy Group

Deadline: White House
"All that stinks to high heaven"

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 93:45 Very Popular


Nicolle Wallace discusses the DOJ's methodical approach to its Jan. 6th inquiry. Plus, GOP senators block aid to vets, a new Lincoln Project ad slams J.D. Vance, DHS officials' missing Jan. 6th texts, Mastriano's ties to white nationalists, the proposal to free Americans imprisoned in Russia, and Ukrainians' ongoing fight.Joined by: Betsy Woodruff Swan, Mike Schmidt, Daniel Goldman, Paul Rieckhoff, Rick Wilson, Michael Steele, Neal Katyal, Rev. Al Sharpton, Donny Deutsch, John Kirby, Amb. Michael McFaul, and Alexander Vindman

PBS NewsHour - World
White House offers Russia deal to release WNBA star Brittney Griner, former Marine

PBS NewsHour - World

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 9:13


The U.S. is now offering to trade prisoners with Russia to bring home basketball star Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine from Michigan. Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, and Jonathan Franks, a crisis management specialist who worked to free a former U.S. Marine from Russia earlier this year, join Amna Nawaz to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

PBS NewsHour - Politics
White House offers Russia deal to release WNBA star Brittney Griner, former Marine

PBS NewsHour - Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 9:13


The U.S. is now offering to trade prisoners with Russia to bring home basketball star Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine from Michigan. Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, and Jonathan Franks, a crisis management specialist who worked to free a former U.S. Marine from Russia earlier this year, join Amna Nawaz to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

PBS NewsHour - Segments
White House offers Russia deal to release WNBA star Brittney Griner, former Marine

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 9:13


The U.S. is now offering to trade prisoners with Russia to bring home basketball star Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine from Michigan. Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, and Jonathan Franks, a crisis management specialist who worked to free a former U.S. Marine from Russia earlier this year, join Amna Nawaz to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Democracy Paradox
Michael McFaul and Robert Person on Putin, Russia, and the War in Ukraine

Democracy Paradox

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 34:27 Transcription Available


There are a lot of people quietly who are deeply frustrated with this war. Every rich person in Russia with one or two exceptions are frustrated with this war. I think many of the so-called liberal technocratic elites in the government are frustrated with this war. Lots of regional leaders are frustrated with this war. It's not just the vocal opposition. I think there's a quiet minority and maybe even majority that is exhausted with what Putin has done.Michael McFaulSupport Democracy Paradox on Patreon for bonus episodes and exclusive updates and information. Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, is professor of political science at Stanford University, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His most recent book is From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia (2018). Robert Person is associate professor of international relations at the U.S. Military Academy, director of its international affairs curriculum, and faculty affiliate at its Modern War Institute. Their essay "What Putin Fears Most" was published as an online exclusive from the Journal of Democracy in February and was included in the April 2022 issue.Key HighlightsIntroduction 0:48Personal Account from Michael McFaul 3:16Putin's Objectives 7:44What would Russia be like without Putin? 12:22Challenges for democracy in Ukraine 20:10Effectiveness of sanctions 24:15Where is the Russian Revolution going? 27:11Key LinksLearn more about Michael McFaul"What Putin Fears Most" by Robert Person and Michael McFaul in the Journal of DemocracyFrom Cold War To Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia by Michael McFaulDemocracy Paradox PodcastKathryn Stoner on How Putin's War has Ruined RussiaMarta Dyczok and Andriy Kulokov on the Media, Information Warriors, and the Future of UkraineMore Episodes from the PodcastMore InformationDemocracy GroupApes of the State created all MusicEmail the show at jkempf@democracyparadox.comFollow on Twitter @DemParadox100 Books on DemocracySupport the show

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Trump White House counsel subpoenaed by Jan. 6th Cmte.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 42:26 Very Popular


Tonight on the Last Word: The January 6th Committee subpoenas Trump White House Counsel Pat Cipollone. Also, eight Capitol police officers are suing Trump over the January 6 riot. Plus, many GOP-led states pass abortion bans without rape or incest exceptions. And a new video reveals a Russian strike on a mall in Ukraine. Rep. Jamie Raskin, Edward Caspar, Laurence Tribe, Michele B. Goodwin and fmr. Amb. Michael McFaul join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Deadline: White House
“Game recognizes game"

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 92:20 Very Popular


Nicolle Wallace discusses the last-minute addition of a public hearing by the Jan. 6th committee. Plus, mass protests ensue after the Supreme Court overturns Roe, and a Russian missile hits a Ukrainian shopping mall.Joined by: Jackie Alemany, Jonathan Karl, Mike Schmidt, Claire McCaskill, Kim Atkins Stohr, Alexi McCammond, Carol Leonnig, Julie Davis, Tim Miller, Irin Carmon, Errin Haines, Greg Myre, and Amb. Michael McFaul

Velshi
The Nation Reacts to January 6th Hearings

Velshi

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 91:53 Very Popular


Michael Steele is joined by Betsy Woodruff Swan, Politico National Correspondent, Joyce Vance, Professor at University of Alabama School of Law, Olivia Troye, Chief Political Strategist at Renew America Movement, Clint Watts, Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute & Alliance for Securing Democracy, Michael Cohen, Trump's Fmr. Personal Attorney, Anne Applebaum, Staff Writer at The Atlantic, Jacqueline Alemany, Congressional Investigations Reporter at The Washington Post, Rep. David Cicilline, (D) Rhode Island, Michael McFaul, Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Lizz Winstead, Founder & Chief Creative Officer at Abortion Access Front, and W. Kamau Bell, Comedian.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
WaPo: Ginni Thomas emailed with Trump attorney John Eastman

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 41:13 Very Popular


Tonight on the Last Word: The Washington Post reports the January 6 committee is discussing whether to use the hearings to explore Ginni Thomas's Jan. 6 role. Also, Rhode Island's legislature passes a bill to raise the legal age to buy guns and ammunition from 18 to 21. Plus, the U.S. pledges $1 billion in new military aid to Ukraine. And Vice President Kamala Harris warns that a Roe reversal may threaten other freedoms. Rep. Jamie Raskin, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Michael McFaul and Michele B. Goodwin join Lawrence O'Donnell.

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
DAY 498: Shooting at Oklahoma hospital kills four

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 42:10 Very Popular


As victims of gun violence are laid to rest in Texas, another mass shooting in Tulsa kills four. Senate negotiators reportedly have a 'framework' for gun legislation following the spree of recent shootings. And a verdict has been reached in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial. Geoff Bennett, Matthew Watkins, Barbara McQuade, Michael Steele, Kurt Bardella, Liz Plank, Katie Phang, and Michael McFaul join.

The Munk Debates Podcast
Be it resolved, ending the world's worst geopolitical crisis in a generation starts with acknowledging Russia's security interests

The Munk Debates Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 100:46


By any measure, the Russian invasion of Ukraine represents a profound security risk for the world. It raises fundamental issues about the basic principles that underwrite the current international order and it threatens the specter of an entrenched, high-risk Great Power conflict. How is this fast-evolving crisis best addressed? Does it demand a resolute and relentless push by the West to punish, isolate and degrade Putin's Russia economically, politically and militarily? Or is a solution to be found in acknowledging Russia's security needs and finding ways to mutually de-escalate the war, sooner not later? Which of these different strategies stand the best chance of success? And how ultimately is this conflict best resolved? Arguing in favour of the resolution are John Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, and Stephen Walt, the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. Arguing against the resolution are The Hon. Radosław Sikorski, member of the European Parliament and former defence minister of Poland, and Michael McFaul, who served as the US ambassador to Russia from 2012-2014. QUOTES: JOHN MEARSHEIMER: "We in effect poked the Russian bear in the eye and then we left Ukraine defenceless. We have led the Ukrainians down the primrose path." STEPHEN WALT: "If you want to bring this to an end, as quickly as possible, you have to start by recognizing Russia's security interests, the reasons they went to war." RADEK SIKORSKI: "This is not a war about NATO membership, which is a hypothetical possibility. This is the last gasp of Russian imperialism." MICHAEL MCFAUL :"The US, NATO and the West have recognized Russia's security interests for three decades. Yet, that did not prevent Putin from invading Ukraine."   The host of the Munk Debates is Rudyard Griffiths - @rudyardg.   Tweet your comments about this episode to @munkdebate or comment on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/munkdebates/ To sign up for a weekly email reminder for this podcast, send an email to podcast@munkdebates.com.   To support civil and substantive debate on the big questions of the day, consider becoming a Munk Member at https://munkdebates.com/membership Members receive access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, newsletter and ticketing privileges at our live events.This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue - https://munkdebates.com/ Senior Producer: Ricki Gurwitz Editor: Adam Karch  

Liberation Audio
Nazis in Ukraine: Seeing through the fog of the information war

Liberation Audio

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 29:02


On Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin undertook what he referred to as a “special military operation…to de-militarise and de-Nazify Ukraine.” Western bourgeois media immediately decried these stated goals, regularly repeating that the allegations of Nazism in Ukraine are nothing more than Russian “fake news.” Former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, went so far as to flatly state that “there are no Nazis in the Ukraine.” Similar claims resound throughout the mass media's echo chambers, and the fact that the current president of Ukraine is Jewish is often short-sightedly presented as the only “proof” necessary. Disputing the existence of Nazis and fascists in Ukraine serves the purpose of constructing a twisted but simplistic narrative loosely based on WWII: Putin is an evil, Hitler-like figure intent on attacking the freedom-loving Ukrainian government and its innocent supporters. The goal of such a narrative is to foster blind and unquestioning support for the Zelenskyy government, NATO and the imperialist Western powers. A “humanitarian” war, meaning a brutal NATO intervention that would likely spark WWIII, is thereby presented as a viable option. In this context, any attempt to provide a sober and concrete analysis of the actual history of Nazism in the region runs the risk of being disingenuously labeled and dismissed as “pro-Putin” because it does not support this war-mongering narrative. Read the full article here: https://www.liberationnews.org/nazis-in-ukraine-seeing-through-the-fog-of-the-information-war/

It's Not Magic, a Sixth Street podcast
Michael McFaul, Former United States Ambassador to Russia

It's Not Magic, a Sixth Street podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 48:49


Ambassador Michael McFaul joins us for a special episode from the Sixth Street Offsite in Austin, TX. He takes us back to his prescient warnings about the rise of Putin's autocracy in 2000. We hear about how Putin has changed since coming to power, what he's like in person, and the latest from leadership in Kyiv. We also discuss how to run an embassy, the value and limitations of historical analogues, and why the Secretary of State told him to get on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

GZero World with Ian Bremmer
The Ukraine war is destroying Putin's reputation

GZero World with Ian Bremmer

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 27:42


Michael McFaul knows a thing or two about Russia and Putin from his days as the former US ambassador in Moscow. As Putin's Victory Day speech illustrated, Russia hasn't moved on much since 1945, McFaul tells Ian Bremmer on the GZERO World podcast. But if the West goes too far, there's a much bigger risk: World War III. McFaul says that Putin signaled in his nothing-burger speech that Russia is ready to gobble up another chunk of Ukraine in the Donbas region, and explains why that gives Ukraine a stronger hand at the negotiating table.   McFaul also explains why the US needs to change up its sanctions game and debunks the overwhelming support for the war claimed by the Kremlin. He says he talks to Russians almost every day, and what he's hearing is that there are no winners inside Russia, where the war has hurt Putin politically. Even the oligarchs are unhappy: "There is not a single economic actor in Russia [who] thinks this is good."

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
DAY 476: Abortion rights battle moves to Senate

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 42:48 Very Popular


The Senate will vote on an abortion protections bill, although it is expected to fail Wednesday. Meantime, the West Virginia and Nebraska primaries mark the latest test of a Trump endorsement. Plus, Russia targets the port city of Odesa, putting global food supply at risk. And Elon Musk says he would reverse former President Trump's Twitter ban if his purchase of the social media platform goes through. Philip Rucker, Yamiche Alcindor, Neal Katyal, Michael McFaul, Julia Davis, Maria Teresa Kumar and Damian Paletta join.

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
DAY 472: Ukraine braces for brutal attack

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 43:21 Very Popular


Ukrainian cities prepare for an escalation of Russian attacks ahead of Victory Day on Monday. It comes as Pres. Biden signs off on a new $150 million weapons package for Ukraine. Meantime, First Lady Jill Biden spends Mother's Day weekend visiting troops and meeting Ukrainian refugees in Eastern Europe. Plus, Democrats plan their next moves to protect abortion rights after the draft opinion leak of Roe v. Wade. And actor Terry Crews talks about masculinity and how he's redefining what tough means in his new book. Peter Baker, Michael McFaul, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Amb. Oksana Markarova, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Charlie Sykes and Terry Crews join.

The Wright Show
Hillbilly Victory (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

The Wright Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 60:00 Very Popular


What does J.D. Vance's primary win teach us about the Trump Effect? ... Will the overturning of Roe give Democrats a boost in the midterms? ... The Hillary Clinton campaign's role in amping up Russiagate ... Bob: A cornered Putin is a scarier Putin ... Doing the nuclear war math ... Can Putin take Odessa and Kharkiv? ... Taylor Lorenz tangles with Matt Drudge ... A new study shows that Omicron is not intrinsically milder than the original Covid virus ... Some quick corrections ... The Biden administration's ill-advised Ukraine leaks ... Parrot Room preview: Elon Musk talk, Station Eleven, Severance, the latest January 6 leak, Bob gets a classic Michael McFaul brush-off, the White House Correspondents Dinner, Gavin Newsom, unjustified deplatforming, WNYC's Dead End podcast, and Roe v. Wade ...

Bloggingheads.tv
Hillbilly Victory (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Bloggingheads.tv

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 60:00


What does J.D. Vance's primary win teach us about the Trump Effect? ... Will the overturning of Roe give Democrats a boost in the midterms? ... The Hillary Clinton campaign's role in amping up Russiagate ... Bob: A cornered Putin is a scarier Putin ... Doing the nuclear war math ... Can Putin take Odessa and Kharkiv? ... Taylor Lorenz tangles with Matt Drudge ... A new study shows that Omicron is not intrinsically milder than the original Covid virus ... Some quick corrections ... The Biden administration's ill-advised Ukraine leaks ... Parrot Room preview: Elon Musk talk, Station Eleven, Severance, the latest January 6 leak, Bob gets a classic Michael McFaul brush-off, the White House Correspondents Dinner, Gavin Newsom, unjustified deplatforming, WNYC's Dead End podcast, and Roe v. Wade ...

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
President Biden asks for $33 billion in aid to Ukraine

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 41:07 Very Popular


Tonight on the Last Word: Russia hits Kyiv during the U.N. Secretary General's visit. Also the January 6th Committee plans to hold 8 days of public hearings in June. Plus, Florida Republicans revoke Disney's special tax status. And President Biden unveils his plan to target the superyachts of Putin's oligarchs. Cal Perry, Eric Schmitt, Ambassador Michael McFaul, Norm Ornstein, Tim O'Brien, and Steven Welk join Lawrence O'Donnell. 

Deadline: White House
“A warm knife through ice cold butter”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 94:11 Very Popular


Nicolle Wallace discusses the impact of the Big Lie on GOP primary races. Plus, the Jan. 6th committee prepares for public hearings, the first war crimes charges in the Ukraine war are brought against Russians, a new effort to fight election disinformation, and the ongoing horror for Ukrainians.Joined by: Betsy Woodruff Swan, Michael Steele, A.B. Stoddard, Basil Smikle, Amb. Michael McFaul, Rick Stengel, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Barbara McQuade, Amy McGrath, Cal Perry, and John Kirby

The Axe Files with David Axelrod
Ep. 487 — Amb. Michael McFaul

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 60:27 Very Popular


As a high school student in Montana, Ambassador Michael McFaul became interested in Russian affairs while working on a debate team assignment concerning trade sanctions on the Soviet Union. He first visited the Soviet Union in college and went on to serve as US Ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014. Ambassador McFaul joined David to talk about Russian President Vladimir Putin's paranoia over the expansion of democracy around the world, the rise of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, what he sees as potential outcomes for the war in Ukraine, and how Putin's attempts to tighten his grip on power may actually accelerate the unraveling of his leadership. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
DAY 461: New Mark Meadows messages released

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 37:06 Very Popular


A new trove of text messages show how former Pres. Trump's inner circle and allies secretly worked to overturn the 2020 election. It comes as a New York judge holds Trump in contempt and orders him to pay $10,000 a day until he turns over the subpoenaed documents to the state attorney general's office. Plus, two top U.S. Cabinet members make a risky trip to Ukraine. And Elon Musk clinches a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion and take the company private. Philip Rucker, Carol Leonnig, Chuck Rosenberg, Amb. Michael McFaul, Kara Swisher, Jake Ward and Carlos Curbelo join.

Deadline: White House
“Grifters, charlatans, conmen and demagogues”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 88:59 Very Popular


Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump allies' ongoing and baseless attempts to decertify the 2020 election. Plus, the war in Ukraine enters a new phase, a federal judge overturns the public transit mask mandate, Tucker Carlson's fear mongering on manhood in America, Florida rejects math textbooks, and a challenge to Marjorie Taylor Greene's re-election bid. Joined by: Jackie Alemany, Charlie Sykes, Mike Schmidt, Amb. Michael McFaul, Dr. Kavita Patel, Franco Ordonez, Peter Strzok, Katty Kay, Rep. Mikie Sherrill, Kim Atkins Stohr, and Jonathan Lemire

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
DAY 454: Battle of Donbas begins

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 42:56 Very Popular


President Zelenskyy says Russia started a new offensive in eastern Ukraine as it continues attacks on other parts of the country. This comes as the U.S. plans to start training Ukrainians on howitzer artillery systems in the coming days. Meantime, a Trump-appointed federal judge overturns the CDC's mask mandate, causing confusion for travelers. And after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the White House Easter Egg Roll returns. Michael McFaul, Jeremy Bash, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Harry Litman, Michael Steele, Juanita Tolliver and Dr. Vin Gupta join.

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
DAY 451: Russia vows new strikes on Kyiv

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 42:19 Very Popular


Russia promises more strikes on Kyiv after the Pentagon confirms two Ukrainian Neptune missiles caused the flagship of Putin's Black Sea fleet to sink. The Kremlin's stepped-up attacks come as Ukrainian police say more than 900 civilian bodies were discovered in Ukraine's capitol once Russian troops left the area. And with covid threatening to make a comeback, we take a closer look at the trust issues surrounding the agencies that are supposed to keep us safe. Igor Novikov, Amb. Michael McFaul, Peter Baker, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Luke Broadwater, Michael Lewis and Brandy Zadrozny join.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Trump refuses to condemn Putin's invasion

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 39:42 Very Popular


Tonight on the Last Word: The U.S. is sending more weapons to fight the Russian offensive. Also, a Jan. 6 rioter who blamed Trump is found guilty by jury. Plus, Valerie Biden Owen discusses her memoir, “Growing Up Biden.” And Ukraine says it struck Russia's warship that sunk. Peter Beinart, Michael McFaul, Ryan Reilly and John Arquilla also join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Deadline: White House
“The big shoe I'm waiting to see drop”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 92:38 Very Popular


Nicolle Wallace discusses the Pentagon confirming  that the Russian flagship was sunk by Ukrainian missiles. Plus, a batch of revealing texts from Trump allies, protestors demand justice following the fatal shooting of a man in Michigan by police, a new interview with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy, and Trump endorses J.D. Vance in the Ohio Senate primary.Joined by: Ali Arouzi, Amb. Michael McFaul, Michael Crowley, Luke Broadwater, Eugene Daniels, Shaquille Brewster, Rev. Al Sharpton, Mike Memoli, Anne Applebaum, John Heilemann, Simon Shuster, Adm. Mike Rodgers, and Maya Wiley

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
DAY 444: Missile strike hits Ukraine train station

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 43:13 Very Popular


A missile strike in eastern Ukraine killed at least 50 people awaiting the train to escape. Meantime, a Proud Boys leader pleads guilty to charges related to Jan. 6th. Plus, the White House celebrates the historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Michael McFaul, Adm. James Stavridis, Eugene Daniels, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Charlie Sykes, Jean Guerrero and Rick Noack join.

Deadline: White House
“The court of public opinion is global”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 92:22 Very Popular


Nicolle Wallace discusses atrocities in Bucha and the West's plan to respond. Plus, Russia's propaganda machine, Ivanka Trump speaks with the Jan. 6th committee, Obama returns to the White House for a healthcare event, and more senators voice their support for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court.Joined by: Ben Rhodes, Helene Cooper, Rick Stengel, Neal Katyal, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Rep. Elaine Luria, Amb. Michael McFaul, Katty Kay, John Heilemann, Dasha Burns, Yamiche Alcindor, and Jonathan Lemire

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
U.N.: Over 10 million Ukrainians displaced

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 42:14 Very Popular


Tonight on the Last Word: Russia blames Ukraine for the oil depot blast in Belgorod. Also, the U.S. recovers 93% of jobs lost since the pandemic began. Plus, Michele B. Goodwin and Glenn Kirschner discuss the impact of the Justice Thomas text scandal on SCOTUS politicization. And a federal judge blocks a restrictive Florida voting law. Ali Arouzi, Keith Gessen, Amb. Michael Mcfaul, Heather Long and Rep. Colin Allred also join Jonathan Capehart.

Deadline: White House
“The hijackers of our democracy hold the black box”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 92:53


Nicolle Wallace discusses gaps in Trump's call logs from Jan. 6, 2021. Plus, the Jan. 6th panel votes to hold two Trump advisers in contempt, Ukraine and Russia hold negotiations, and Biden signs an anti-lynching bill into law.Joined by: Daniel Goldman, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Luke Broadwater, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Keir Simmons, Michael McFaul, Ali Arouzi, Jeremy Bash, Amy MacKinnon, Brian Karem, Rev. Al Sharpton, Matthew Dowd, and Yamiche Alcindor

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
DAY 433: Biden faces backlash on Putin comments

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 43:49


President Biden is standing by his comment, during a speech in Poland over the weekend, where he said Putin “cannot remain in power.” Meantime, a new round of peace talks get underway as President Zelenskyy says he is willing to discuss neutral status with Russia. Plus, the Jan. 6th committee recommends former Trump aides Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino face contempt charges for not complying with subpoenas. Amb. Michael McFaul, Lt. Gen. Steph Twitty, Katie Benner, Chuck Rosenberg, Yamiche Alcindor and Charlie Sykes join.

Deadline: White House
“The tone has started to shift”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 92:53


Chris Jansing and Alicia Menendez, in for Nicolle Wallace, discuss President Biden's visit to Poland intended to put a spotlight on the humanitarian crisis from the war in Ukraine. Plus, Russian forces plagued by logistical problems, Justice Clarence Thomas's wife urged Mark Meadows to overturn the 2020 election, calls for the Biden administration to do more to help Ukrainian refugees, and the GOP antics in this week's Supreme Court confirmation hearings.   Joined by: Ali Arouzi, Kelly O'Donnell, Helene Cooper, Amb. Michael McFaul, Adm. James Stavridis, James Elder, Clint Watts, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Harry Litman, Dasha Burns, Cal Perry, Amna Nawaz, Hager Chemali, Rick Stengel, Rep. David Cicilline, Danielle Holley-Walker, and Rev. Al Sharpton 

You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton
Democracy in Crisis: Putin's Assault (with Anne Applebaum & Michael McFaul)

You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 70:08


Over the course of this season of the podcast, Hillary has been examining the challenges our democracy faces. Today, she looks abroad to Russia's brutal, unprovoked attack on Ukraine, and considers what led to this moment and what's at stake in this war–for Ukraine, Russia, the United States, and the whole world. Joining her are two experts. First, historian and journalist Anne Applebaum provides insight into Vladimir Putin and the antidemocratic figures he's inspired in Europe and beyond. Then, we hear from political scientist and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul on how we got to this moment from the fall of the former Soviet Union, what the United States can do to help Ukraine, and how to fight back against Russia's crackdown on truth and dissent. Bios: Anne Applebaum is a staff writer at The Atlantic, a journalist, and a historian whose work has largely focused on Eastern Europe and the role of democracy. She is the author of four books, including Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize and, most recently, Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism. She lives in Warsaw and London. Michael McFaul is professor of political science at Stanford University, and a diplomat who served at the National Security Council and as U.S. Ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration. He is also an International Affairs Analyst for NBC News and a contributing columnist to The Washington Post. His most recent book, From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia, was a New York Times bestseller. You can find a full transcript HERE. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Deadline: White House
“It's harder for truth to break through”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 95:55


Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest on Russia's expanding offensive in Ukraine as Putin also wages a propaganda war. Plus, the spread of Russian disinformation in the U.S., WNBA star Brittney Griner remains detained in Russia, and Republicans push for a crackdown on voter fraud that doesn't exist. Joined by: Ali Arouzi, Amb. Michael McFaul, Frank Figliuzzi, Brian Karem, Jacob Soboroff, Cal Perry, Terrell Jermaine Starr, Matt Miller, Tom Firestone, Michael Crowley, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Nick Corasaniti

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
DAY 419: Russia targets Kyiv, widens attacks in Western Ukraine

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 43:47


As we move into “Day 20” of the war in Ukraine, Russia broadens their assault, intensifying attacks in already besieged cities. It comes as the pregnant woman photographed after the hospital bombing in Mariupol dies, along with her baby. Meantime, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy plans to virtually address members of Congress on Wednesday. And NBC News reports President Biden is considering a trip to Europe in the coming weeks. Clint Watts, Mike Rogers, Marie Yavanovich, Michael McFaul, Neil Thomas, Igor Novikov and Dr. Bill Novick join.

Deadline: White House
“Crossing a giant red line”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 93:01


Nicolle Wallace discusses a brutal new stage of war in Ukraine. Plus, Michael Flynn meets with the Jan. 6th committee, and Tucker Carlson amplifies Russian propaganda.Joined by: Ali Arouzi, Courtney Kube, Claire McCaskill, Michael Crowley, Oleksandra Ustinova, Josh Lederman, Garrett Haake, Philip Crowther, Amb. Michael McFaul, Rick Stengel, Jonathan Karl, and Matt Bradley

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
DAY 414: Russian airstrikes hit Ukraine hospital

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 43:22


The brutal attack on Ukraine intensifies after Ukraine accuses Russia of bombing a maternity and children's hospital in Mariupol. It comes as the U.S. warns Russia could use chemical weapons in a false-flag operation. Meantime, President Zelenskyy renews his call for help from the West. Dmytro Gurin, Michael McFaul, John Sipher, James Elder, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Heather Long and Amy Qin.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘medieval' war tactics

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 40:38


Tonight on the Last Word: Ukrainian President Zelenskyy posts a video from his office in Kyiv. Also, purported Russian police speak to Ukrainian media. Plus, thousands of Russians defy Vladimir Putin to protest the Ukraine war. And Lawrence explains why the U.S. and NATO rejected Ukraine's no-fly zone request. Cal Perry, Michael McFaul, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Alexander Khrebet join Lawrence O'Donnell.