Patrick Armstrong

Specialization: geopolitics, Russia, USSR
Location: Canada
Activity: writer, political analyst

Patrick Armstrong received a PhD from Kings College, University of London, England in 1976 and began working for the Canadian government as a defence scientist in 1977. He began a 22-year specialisation on the USSR and then Russia in 1984 and was Political Counsellor in the Canadian Embassy in Moscow from 1993 to 1996. He has been a frequent speaker at the Wilton Park conferences in the UK.

Counsellor, Canadian Embassy Moscow, 1993-1996. In GS section, travelled to every region of Russia except North Caucasus and northern Siberia. First Canadian diplomat to visit Sakhalin. Canadian Representative on G7 Political Counsellors’ group.

Directorate of Strategic Analysis, Policy Group, DND, 1996 to present, specialize in Russia

Retired May 2008