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Ep. 487 – Amb. Michael McFaul – The Ax Files with David Axelrod



Ep. 487 – Amb. Michael McFaul – The Ax Files with David Axelrod – Podcast on CNN Audio


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David Axelrod, founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Ax Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.

Ep. 487 – Amb. Michael McFaul

The Ax Files with David Axelrod

As a high school student in Montana, Ambassador Michael McFaul became interested in Russian affairs while working on a debate team assignment on trade sanctions against the Soviet Union. He first visited the Soviet Union in college and continued to serve as US Ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014. Ambassador McFaul joined David to talk about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s paranoia about the expansion of democracy around the world, the Ukrainian the appearance of President Volodymyr. Zelensky, what he sees as potential outcomes of the war in Ukraine, and how Putin’s attempts to tighten his grip on power can actually accelerate the unraveling of his leadership.

April 28, 2022

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