Washington, D.C. — At 2:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday August 2, 2016, former Ambassador Michael McFaul will join Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, on a press call to discuss the prominent roles that Russia and President Vladimir Putin have played in the U.S. election. This is the first in a new series of national security briefing calls hosted by the National Security Leadership Alliance.
Russia policy has not played such a large role in a U.S. presidential election since the end of the Cold War. In recent days, Donald Trump has demonstrated a disturbing lack of understanding of the situation on the ground in Ukraine while advocating a policy agenda that is alarmingly consistent with Putin’s strategic objectives. On top of that, accusations of hacking and potential manipulation of the U.S. election by Russian intelligence have played prominently in U.S. media. Just yesterday, the Kremlin spokesperson responded to the allegations.
Michael 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 from 2009 to 2012 and then as U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2012 to 2014.
The National Security Leadership Alliance, or NSLA, is led by Co-Chairs Madeleine Albright, Gen. John Allen, Tom Donilon, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Eric Holder, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), Leon Panetta, and Adm. James Stavridis, as well as vice chairs with unparalleled experience at the highest levels of civilian and military service. By providing policy-focused rapid response work, the NSLA promotes a progressive vision of national security that rejects a reckless use of American power and embraces our ability to lead the world toward peace, stability, justice, and opportunity.
Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
2:00 p.m. ET
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