Dr. Andrew Andersen was born in 1959 and grew up in Siberia and Latvia. In 1984 he obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science. Andersen’s Ph.D. thesis analyzed the US role in the Vietnam War (1962-75) and its mass media coverage. In 1989 he 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, Andrew Andersen taught at Simon Frazer 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 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 for national and international professional magazines on ethnic, territorial and ideological conflicts, as well as on other international security-related issues.