Michael Anthony McFaul (born
1964 in Montana) is a
professor of political science and director of the
Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford
University, of which he is also an alumnus.
He is a
authority on Russian politics
has written numerous books on democratic transitions.
He has been named Special Assistant to The President for National
Security Affairs and senior director of Russian and Eurasian
Affairs at the United States National