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Mark Collins – Afghanistan “Worth It”–Don’t Lose it

3 Oct

And keep in mind the truly nefarious role of miscreant Pakistan–excerpts from a major NY Times article, by a reporter with great Afghan experience, that is a clear message to the next America…

Source: Mark Collins – Afghanistan “Worth It”–Don’t Lose it

Mark Collins – How Pakistanis Remember Partition of India and Events Leading Thereto

30 Sep

Further to this post from 2012, India and Pakistan: “Why Partition?” … (the Pakistanis have a long historical basis for some of their paranoia)… excerpts from a May 2015 article: Why Is…

Source: Mark Collins – How Pakistanis Remember Partition of India and Events Leading Thereto

Mark Collins – Let’s Not Be Beastly to an Afghan-Canadian Cabinet Minister

27 Sep

A retired senior Canadian diplomat makes a heart-felt case: Monsef’s place of birth shouldn’t have ‘serious consequences’ Ferry de Kerckhove is a Former high commissioner of Canada to Pakistan [now…

Source: Mark Collins – Let’s Not Be Beastly to an Afghan-Canadian Cabinet Minister

Mark Collins – “Der Untergang des Abendlandes”, US Education Section

26 Sep

I suspect matters are not much better, if at all, in the Canada that is supposedly back–a tweet: AKA The Decline of the West. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canad…

Source: Mark Collins – “Der Untergang des Abendlandes”, US Education Section

Mark Collins – Islam, Jihads, Caliphates and End Times

22 Sep

Excerpts from a review article at the Times Literary Supplement: Wars of Religion THOMAS SMALL [more here] This piece forms part of a TLS Special Feature, our primer on the complex politics and rel…

Source: Mark Collins – Islam, Jihads, Caliphates and End Times

Mark Collins – Michael Ignatieff on Liberal (small “l”) Dreams and Central European Realities

19 Sep

Some honest realism from a failed Canadian politician still hard at trying to make a positive difference: Michael Ignatieff’s journey from politician to academic freedom fighter Michael Ignatieff […

Source: Mark Collins – Michael Ignatieff on Liberal (small “l”) Dreams and Central European Realities