All posts by Paul H. Chapin

Paul H. Chapin

Paul Chapin is Executive Editor of The Vimy Report. During a 30-year career in the Canadian foreign service, he served in Tel Aviv, Moscow, at NATO, and in Washington where he was head of the political section. He can be reached at

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

Nov 06, 2015

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

Seven Reasons why the Iran Nuclear Agreemen...

Jul 22, 2015

The nuclear deal concluded with Iran in Vienna on July 14 has been lauded for contributing to peace in the Middle East and denounced for

The Real Peter MacKay

Jun 02, 2015

Peter MacKay has announced he is retiring from politics and will not be running in the next federal election. His accomplishments were many, beginning with

Canada’s new legal tools to fight ter...

May 23, 2015

What to make of the government’s new anti-terrorism legislation, which has been approved by the House of Commons (183 to 96) and is now being

Ukraine: Six questions behind the march to ...

May 07, 2015

For the moment, the war in Ukraine has dropped from the headlines.  But things are happening which could take it to a whole new level

Middle East

Let war be the road to peace in the Middle ...

Oct 30, 2014

Summary There has been a bloody war in the Middle East since 1947, and obtuse Western policy bears a large measure of responsibility for keeping


What if the F-35 is the right plane, at the...

Oct 30, 2014

As the matter of Canada acquiring the F-35 fighter has become an election campaign issue, we are reproducing below a five-part series which first appeared

Glyn Berry

One who never came home: The death of Canad...

Oct 01, 2014

Introduction Part One: A death in the afternoon Part Two: The right man for the job Part Three: The consummate professional In March 2014, the last of Canada’s


F-35: The cost controversy – Part Five

Oct 04, 2013

Introduction: What if the F-35 is the Right Plane, at the Right Time, for the Right Price? Part One: Why Canada Needs An Air Force And