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Mark Collins – Trump vs Trade: CPP Instead of TPP?

21 Nov

That’s the China-Pacific Partnership–a NY Times story on important talks with little public profile: China’s Influence Grows in Ashes of Trans-Pacific Trade Pact A toxic political war o…

Source: Mark Collins – Trump vs Trade: CPP Instead of TPP?

Mark Collins – 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: US Imagery via NGA

31 Oct

The US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the ultimate successor to the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC), publishes a summary with pictures–one below…

Source: Mark Collins – 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: US Imagery via NGA

Mark Collins – Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution in Action

11 Oct

You can’t make this stuff up–couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.  A tweet: More on Venezuela. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Insti…

Source: Mark Collins – Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution in Action

Mark Collins – No Canadian UN Peacekeepers for Colombia–Only Africa?

3 Oct

A parochial observation on an important development–more  excellent reporting at the Globe and Mail: Colombians narrowly reject peace accord to end 52-year war with FARC rebels Stephanie Nole…

Source: Mark Collins – No Canadian UN Peacekeepers for Colombia–Only Africa?

Mark Collins – Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution Blues, Aviation and Airlines Section

29 Jul

The country’s crashing and burning continues (note that Air Canada pulled out in 2014): Venezuela was once an aviation gateway to South America. Now it’s an outcast. Perched on a coastal plai…

Source: Mark Collins – Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution Blues, Aviation and Airlines Section

Mark Collins – Latvia with NATO vs UN Peacekeeping: Where Government’s Heart Truly is

10 Jul

Further to these posts, US, New Government and Canadian Forces: UN Peacekeeping (Colombia, Africa)? NATO in E. Europe? Both? [note possible UN mission in Colombia–smallish real traditional bl…

Source: Mark Collins – Latvia with NATO vs UN Peacekeeping: Where Government’s Heart Truly is

Mark Collins – US, New Government and Canadian Forces: UN Peacekeeping (Colombia, Africa)? NATO in E. Europe? Both?

29 Jun

Further to this post, Canada and Peacekeeping, Peace Operations, Whatever [note first link on US and “killer peacekeeping”] I’m pretty sure the Obama administration’s first …

Source: Mark Collins – US, New Government and Canadian Forces: UN Peacekeeping (Colombia, Africa)? NATO in E. Europe? Both?