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Mark Collins – Iraq: Upcoming Battle for Mosul Update

14 Oct

Further to this post, things could get exceedingly nasty; can Iraq stay united (and how far will the Turks go, both around Mosul and to prevent any independent Kurdistan?). At Defense One’s &…

Source: Mark Collins – Iraq: Upcoming Battle for Mosul Update

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Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Update: US Navy Starts Shooting/Big Saudi Killing

14 Oct

Further to this August post, Bloody Yemen Update: US Not Best Pleased with Saudis, Plus Houthis the latest at Foreign Policy’s “Situation Report”: … Strikes, but not war. Th…

Source: Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Update: US Navy Starts Shooting/Big Saudi Killing

Mark Collins – Syria: Russia Threatening Nuclear “De-Escalation”? NATO?

11 Oct

Further to this post, Syria: POTUS be Prudent vs Assad and Bad Vlad we now see this: Russia’s top spin doctor in nuclear warning Russian state TV host Dmitry Kiselyov [more here] has a reputa…

Source: Mark Collins – Syria: Russia Threatening Nuclear “De-Escalation”? NATO?

Mark Collins – Iraq: Upcoming Battle for Mosul, Plus Turkey

6 Oct

The latest at the invaluable MILNEWS.ca: – Closer to Mosul Push “Anti-ISIS fight will get harder after Mosul, says Canadian general” – “Canadian general: ‘Fall of Mosul is inevitable’ “ – “Mo…

Source: Mark Collins – Iraq: Upcoming Battle for Mosul, Plus Turkey

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 – Fall 2016 Issue of CGAI’s “The Dispatch”

29 Sep

The table of contents: Message from the Editor by DAVID BERCUSON Brexit, the Anglosphere and Canada  by JULIAN LINDLEY-FRENCH The Obama Moment—Defence Spending Does Matter, eh! by ALAN STEPHENSON A…

Source: Mark Collins – Fall 2016 Issue of CGAI’s “The Dispatch”

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