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Paul H. Chapin

Paul Chapin is Executive Editor of The Vimy Report. He was formerly director-general for international security at Foreign Affairs and Canada’s lead negotiator in the Canada-US talks on Canadian participation in BMD and revision of the NORAD agreement. He can be reached at pchapin@rogers.com.

The Missile Menace: Don’t count on Un...

Oct 11, 2017

Canada has been short of political courage in recent years, and it is not a condition easily remedied. But responsible citizens should draw the line

This is National Defence?

Oct 11, 2017

What is it about Canada that makes it so dumb on issues of national defence? Sure, it’s a country the size of a continent and

All North Korea options are bad, but pick o...

Aug 14, 2017

The issue The latest news from North Korea is not to be dismissed as just another report about another missile test. Nor should US warnings

The Trump-Putin meeting: A Russian analysis

Jul 24, 2017

The following is an excerpt from a commentary by Alexander Baunov, an analyst at Carnegie Moscow Centre, entitled “Making the Best of a No-Win Encounter”

Islamist terrorism: Time for something new

Jun 06, 2017

Six Islamist attacks in Europe so far this year: one in Sweden, two in France, and three in Britain. The attacks in Britain have killed

Warning: Neglect your military and lose you...

May 10, 2017

Last week, Canada’s Minister of National Defence told Canadians that the Canadian Armed Forces are no longer capable of performing fundamental military tasks on their

The Battle of Vimy Ridge: Remembering why i...

Apr 12, 2017

It happened a hundred years ago, one of the great battles of the First World War. Few Americans have ever heard of it and the British have mostly

The fear in Brussels: Does the EU have a fu...

Mar 14, 2017

Within the next few weeks, the serious business begins of Britain exiting the European Union. By then, the British Parliament will have passed the European

Trump and Putin are trying to get along: Wh...

Feb 13, 2017

Not long ago, it was widely agreed the world was better off when Washington and Moscow got along. During the dark days of the Cold

Does NATO have a future with Trump in the W...

Jan 24, 2017

During the US presidential election campaign, candidate Donald Trump was critical of NATO on two fronts. The first was that the Alliance was “obsolete” in