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Mark Collins – South China Sea: Why is USN Admiral Leading on US Policy vs China? Part 2

15 Dec

Further to this post in May, the head of US Pacific Command is at it again, note my italics–one would have thought such statements should be for civilian policy makers (in any event President…

Source: Mark Collins – South China Sea: Why is USN Admiral Leading on US Policy vs China? Part 2

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Mark Collins – South China Sea Update: Vietnam Building; Philippines Smacking US

8 Dec

Two stories: 1) Exclusive: Risking Beijing’s ire, Vietnam begins dredging on South China Sea reef … 2) Manila says will not help US on patrols in South China Sea So the US and Vietnam a…

Source: Mark Collins – South China Sea Update: Vietnam Building; Philippines Smacking US

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 – The Bear and the North American Arctic: Not Really to Worry (for now)

13 Oct

Further to this 2015 post, Arctic Tensions Not Really About the Region but Relations With Russia No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters some sensible words from an American at War on t…

Source: Mark Collins – The Bear and the North American Arctic: Not Really to Worry (for now)

Mark Collins – Syria: POTUS be Prudent vs Assad and Bad Vlad

4 Oct

While I have often been sceptical about President Obama’s handling of international matters, and awful as things are in Syria and as great the moral outrage, I not think this is the time to d…

Source: Mark Collins – Syria: POTUS be Prudent vs Assad and Bad Vlad

Mark Collins – Poor Lame POTUS: 97-1 Suing Saudi Bill Veto Over-Ride in Senate

29 Sep

How bad does it get? This bad. More POTUS. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

Source: Mark Collins – Poor Lame POTUS: 97-1 Suing Saudi Bill Veto Over-Ride in Senate

Mark Collins – “White House to Pentagon: You will now use new, nicer talking points on China”

27 Sep

Further to these posts, South China Sea: Why is USN Admiral Leading on US Policy vs China? USN “Admiral Warns: Russian Subs Waging Cold War-Style ‘Battle of the Atlantic’”–and RCN? USAF “Officers G…

Source: Mark Collins – “White House to Pentagon: You will now use new, nicer talking points on China”