Archive | August, 2016

Mark Collins – NY Times Notices: Dragon Devouring Canadian Chinese Media

29 Aug

Further to these posts, The Dragon’s Grasp on Canadian Chinese-Language Press… The Dragon vs the Press: Covert (Canada); Overt (Hong Kong) The Dragon’s Squelching Foreign Criticism, Kowtow Se…

Source: Mark Collins – NY Times Notices: Dragon Devouring Canadian Chinese Media

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Mark Collins – UN Peace Support Operations: Canada’s Back! (into Africa and…)

27 Aug

Further to this post, Yes, Canadian Forces into Africa: Where, When, How Many? Really Peacekeeping? we now know numbers (including police) and money but not yet where or when. It is clear that Afri…

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Mark Collins – Talk at Ottawa, Sept. 13: “China’s Rising Cyber Power: Assessing the Implications”

25 Aug

An e-mail received from SecDev: The Canadian International Council (CIC [website here]) National Capital Branch, Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS [see end of the po…

Source: Mark Collins – Talk at Ottawa, Sept. 13: “China’s Rising Cyber Power: Assessing the Implications”

Mark Collins – Turkey into Syria vs ISIS and Kurds; Chinese Military Help to Assad

25 Aug

Further to this post, Turkey Update: EU, US, ISIS, Syria (Kurds), Israel President Erdogan certainly is asserting himself–at MILNEWS.ca(China at end, Putin must be pleased about their help bu…

Source: Mark Collins – Turkey into Syria vs ISIS and Kurds; Chinese Military Help to Assad

Mark Collins – “2016 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada”

25 Aug

Here’s the “Executive Summary” from this year’s report: … Threat Environment The principal terrorist threat to Canada remains that posed by violent extremists who coul…

Source: Mark Collins – “2016 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada”

Mark Collins – Up-Sucking to the Dragon While Beijing Tries to Devour Canada, Part 2

25 Aug

Further to this post, this headline says it all: China doesn’t give a damn what Canada thinks Our supposed clout in Beijing is little more than a diplomat’s fantasy Bang bleeding on. Mark Col…

Source: Mark Collins – Up-Sucking to the Dragon While Beijing Tries to Devour Canada, Part 2

Mark Collins – World Needs More 1980s Canada, UK High Commission Views

24 Aug

Who needs Wikileaks anyway? One fears there is too much truth in this British diplomatic reporting for a lot of Canadians to acknowledge. One point: I was in External Affairs (the good old name, st…

Source: Mark Collins – World Needs More 1980s Canada, UK High Commission Views