All posts by Paul H. Chapin

Paul H. Chapin

Paul Chapin is Executive Editor of The Vimy Report. He was formerly director-general for international security at Foreign Affairs and head of the political section of the Canadian Embassy in Washington. He can be reached at pchapin@rogers.com.

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

The Mental Standstill that Cripples the Mid...

Jan 03, 2017

Have you ever wondered why “a just and lasting peace” in the Middle East is no closer today than 70 years ago? It was 1947

Why Trump and Sanders matter — includ...

Oct 09, 2016

The following article was first posted on 15 February 2016. _____________________________________________ Donald Trump is a crypto-fascist and Bernie Sanders is a closet communist. Their main