Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies
Born in Russia in 1959, Dr. Andrew Andersen grew up in Siberia and Latvia. He received his Ph.D. from Moscow State University where he taught until 1988. His Ph.D. thesis analyzed the US role in the Vietnam War (1962-75) and its mass media coverage. At the beginning of the ?Perestroyka?, he left the USSR and settled in Germany, where he coordinated a number of Eastern European seminars, courses and projects organized by Wirtschaftsakademie in Kiel (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany). In 1994, Andrew Andersen emigrated to Canada. Between 1994 and 2003, he taught at Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria while doing intensive research into the dynamics of the political situation and conflicts in the Caucasus and other areas of Europe and Asia. In 2003 he became a research fellow at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary (Canada). Andrew Andersen has written a number of books and articles in English, Russian and Latvian for national and international professional magazines on ethnic, territorial and ideological conflicts, as well as on other international security-related issues, with emphasis on the South Caucasus.