The Illiberal International: Michael McFaul on Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia, and Vladimir Putin

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The alleged assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul has rattled the world, and attention has turned to how the U.S. government will respond. Against that tableau, Daniella and Ed sat down with Michael McFaul, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia under President Barack Obama, to break down what an American diplomatic response should be to this atrocious alleged crime. McFaul also discusses Russia’s new ideological war with the West and retells the story of when President Donald Trump almost allowed Russian President Vladimir Putin to interrogate him. Editor’s note: this interview was conducted on Monday, October 14.

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