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.
The difference between the U.S. performances in Vietnam and Afghanistan is that in the first, the vehicles were painted green and in the second, sand.
Aim for genuine independence: preserve the thought of a united Europe becoming an independent force in the world, Patrick Armstrong writes.
The war game turned out to be a rather accurate predictor of the future
There are very good reasons why Moscow has learned that it’s better to be patient, Patrick Armstrong writes.
When you see a Western piece saying that Russia is deficient in this or that, it’s wise to see it as just a projection of the West’s shortcomings.
Given what they say every day, how would you tell the difference between solemn official announcements and mischievous satire?
Good nazis look like nazis but aren’t really nazis and bad nazis don’t look like them but actually are nazis, Patrick Armstrong writes.
“If you want a single word to summarize American war-making in this last decade and a half, I would suggest rubble.”
Moscow knows what Washington has not yet learnt: it’s not just one guy, it’s a whole country and sugar hits don’t last.