Patrick ARMSTRONG

Patrick Armstrong was an analyst in the Canadian Department of National Defence specialising in the USSR/Russia from 1984 and a Counsellor in the Canadian Embassy in Moscow in 1993-1996. He retired in 2008 and has been writing on Russia and related subjects on the Net ever since.

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Nobody Cares About ‘the News’

The ones who don't bother to watch "The News" don't care, and those who do watch "The News" don't care either. The only encouraging thing is that the people who watch "The News" will watch whatever is put in front of...

NATO: a Dangerous Paper Tiger

The Chinese have a genius for pithy expressions and few are more packed with meaning, while immediately understandable, than "paper tiger". NATO is one, but paper tigers that overestimate their powers can be dangerous.

The Riddle of the Potomac

Inspired by questions from Sputnik asking my thoughts about US involvement in Syria: what it wants, what it's doing and what will happen. My answer grew so large that it turned into this essay.