Editors' Introductory Note: to students of "democracy promotion" and US-backed regime change, the recent appointment of Michael McFaul to the post of US Ambassador to Russia is worthy of attention, if for nothing else than because Michael McFaul is a notorious supporter of subversive foreign intervention and a scholar/expert of Western-backed color revolutions.
[Michael McFaul is "associate professor of political science at Stanford University, where he is also a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Michael_McFaul
Affiliations- Coordinator, Iran Democracy Project / Visiting Fellow, NED (October 2004–February 2005) / Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, NED (March–July 2005) / Henry Jackson Society / International Dimensions of Democratic Breakthroughs Director, IREX / Human Rights Watch Europe and Central Asia Advisory Committee /
- Director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law / Trustee, Freedom House