President Vladimir Putin's decision to intervene in Syria marked a major turning point in Russian foreign policy in 2015. FSI Director and former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation Michael McFaul argues that in the long run, Russia could become a partner in the global fight against terrorism. And, in principle, the U.S., the EU, and countries around the world should welcome Russian cooperation in this mission.
FSI Senior Fellow Michael McFaul speaks with BBC World Tonight on his use of 'Twitter diplomacy' as an instrumental tool during his time as U.S. Ambassador to Russia. McFaul made an exerted effort to interact with the Russian populace young and old via social media, which sparked some criticism from the Russian government.