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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 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.

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

Three questions about Canada’s next p...

Sep 26, 2016

The Canadian government has announced it intends to augment Canada’s contribution to UN peacekeeping and has gone in search of a mission to make good

Mrs. Clinton’s secretive foreign poli...

Aug 30, 2016

Introduction The Democratic and Republican parties have now chosen their candidates for the presidential election to be held on November 8. The winner will take

Mr. Trump’s transformative foreign po...

Aug 30, 2016

Donald Trump has been in politics a very short time – something like a year and a half. The New York developer, however, has lived

F-35: Four fallacies that skew public discu...

Jul 24, 2016

Following is a repeat posting of an article which first appeared in The Vimy Report on November 6, 2015 under the title “F-35: Slow down

What to do about the barbarians? Eight stat...

Jul 23, 2016

Barbarians at the gates? They’re already in the town square. How could this be? The Western democracies possess the most sophisticated intelligence gathering systems, multi-layered

Will they come if they’re needed?

Jun 09, 2016

The NATO members most threatened by Russia’s aggression in Crimea and eastern Ukraine have signalled they are unhappy with the support they have been receiving

The reality behind Obama’s nuclear di...

Mar 31, 2016

In 2009, the newly-elected president of the United States committed “to seek the peace and security of the world without nuclear weapons”. For his vision,