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Mark Collins – ISIS, Islamism and Pakistan’s CT Failure

31 Oct

The very knowledgeable Pakistani author Ahmed Rashid (pieces for the NY Review of Books here) excoriates his country’s government: Viewpoint: Pakistan’s Quetta attack blame game The att…

Source: Mark Collins – ISIS, Islamism and Pakistan’s CT Failure

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Mark Collins – China: Top Dragon Now “Core” Leader

27 Oct

Further to these posts, Xi is Top Dragon to the “Core” China: Top Dragon Really Unfolding His Ascendant Wings the Chicom party leader and country’s president sure is feeling his wontons–…

Source: Mark Collins – China: Top Dragon Now “Core” Leader

Mark Collins – Philippines and the US: President Duterte off the Deep End in China

21 Oct

Further to these posts, South China Sea Update: Scarborough Shoal, China and Philippines New(ish) Philippines President Takes On US matters have taken a stunning turn. It would seem President Duter…

Source: Mark Collins – Philippines and the US: President Duterte off the Deep End in China

Mark Collins – US Navy: Carriers or Subs, with the Dragon in Mind

21 Oct

Further to these posts, RAND on War Between the Dragon and the Eagle [note links at start] War Between the Dragon and the Eagle: USN Carriers up to It? some recommendations for the USN’s futu…

Source: Mark Collins – US Navy: Carriers or Subs, with the Dragon in Mind

Mark Collins – Xi’s China: Grumbling (and Rumbling?) in the PLA

17 Oct

Further to these posts, “China’s President Xi Solidifies Power with Overhaul of Military” [2015] Top Dragon is Now C-in-C there may now be some blowback–could it get serious? Chicom rule ulti…

Source: Mark Collins – Xi’s China: Grumbling (and Rumbling?) in the PLA

Mark Collins – Now India Wants to Build Foreign Single-Engine Fighter (Gripen? F-16?)

11 Oct

Further to this post, En Flipping Fin: India Signs to buy 36 French Rafale Fighters one shudders to contemplate how long this process might go on–at Defense Industry Daily’s “Rapi…

Source: Mark Collins – Now India Wants to Build Foreign Single-Engine Fighter (Gripen? F-16?)

Mark Collins – ISIS Dhaka Massacre: Bangladeshi-Canadian’s Bloodthirsty Notes from Beyond the Grave

6 Oct

Further to this post (note further links relevant to the quotes below), A Canadian, ISIS, Bangladesh and Terror…and Earlier Calgary the gory gloating: Islamic State magazine publishes essay possibl…

Source: Mark Collins – ISIS Dhaka Massacre: Bangladeshi-Canadian’s Bloodthirsty Notes from Beyond the Grave