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Mark Collins – “The fall of Aleppo shows us exactly what we have become”

28 Dec

Terrible Terry Glavin roars his rage; amongst other things he excoriates feckless and irrelevant Canadian word-mongering at the UN General Assembly–an excerpt: … The truth of it is we’d…

Source: Mark Collins – “The fall of Aleppo shows us exactly what we have become”

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Mark Collins – World Defence Spending 2015/2016

15 Dec

A tweet–US$, Canada steady at no. 15 (what do we buy–only part of defence spending–for it?): Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs In…

Source: Mark Collins – World Defence Spending 2015/2016

Mark Collins – Trump, Russia, NATO and…German Nukes?

12 Dec

Possible disturbing fall-out (pun intended) from The Donald’s election–guess how the Russkies would react to the prospect of Germans with their own, not dual-key American, nuclear weapo…

Source: Mark Collins – Trump, Russia, NATO and…German Nukes?

Mark Collins – The Russian Way of–Hybrid–Warfare

6 Dec

A very interesting analysis of how the Bear works–both at home and abroad–at War on the Rocks: Russia’s Hybrid War as a Byproduct of a Hybrid State Whether or not “hybrid war” is the ri…

Source: Mark Collins – The Russian Way of–Hybrid–Warfare

Mark Collins – Dragon Devouring Eurotech, German Section–Obama Steps In

5 Dec

Further to this post, the outgoing US president gets tough (our PM noticing?): Obama Moves to Block Chinese Acquisition of a German Chip Maker The intervention in a Chinese company’s bid to buy a G…

Source: Mark Collins – Dragon Devouring Eurotech, German Section–Obama Steps In

Mark Collins – A Great Book From a Romanian Jew, Mihail Sebastian: “Journal 1935–1944: The Fascist Years”

21 Nov

Further to this post, What’s an Intellectual Romanian Jew to do Before WW II? I am finishing his journal: It is an accumulation of events, thoughts and emotions that is one of the most powerful boo…

Source: Mark Collins – A Great Book From a Romanian Jew, Mihail Sebastian: “Journal 1935–1944: The Fascist Years”

Mark Collins – The Jews, the Holocaust and Poland, Then and Now (and much more)

7 Nov

First a tweet, plus a post last year: Jedwabne: A Murderous July 1941 Polish Pogrom–and God? Then an article at the NY Times Magazine on Poland today more broadly: The Party That Wants to Make Pola…

Source: Mark Collins – The Jews, the Holocaust and Poland, Then and Now (and much more)