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Mark Collins – Crimea: Russia Looking for Excuse to Really Go at Ukraine? Part 2

19 Aug

Further to this post (note at end Canadian Forces in western Ukraine), the latest at Foreign Policy–how far will Bad Vlad actually go? SitRep: Russia Massing Forces Near Ukraine as Putin Land…

Source: Mark Collins – Crimea: Russia Looking for Excuse to Really Go at Ukraine? Part 2

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Mark Collins – Iraq and ISIS, Mosul and After: Who’ll be Killing Whom?

14 Aug

Even with ISIS losing ground–the Caliphate has just been ousted from strategically important Manbij in Syria by, mainly, the local Kurds–the prospects for a serious peace in Iraq (and S…

Source: Mark Collins – Iraq and ISIS, Mosul and After: Who’ll be Killing Whom?

Mark Collins – Turkey Through the Magnificent Mirror of the Sublime Erdogan

9 Aug

Further to these posts, Turkey, or, Failed Coup in the Land of the Sublime Erdogan the Magnificent Julian Lindley-French – Two Coups Turkey the start and end of a piece at the London Review of Book…

Source: Mark Collins – Turkey Through the Magnificent Mirror of the Sublime Erdogan

Mark Collins – Brexit and Abandoned English White Workers (The Donald?)

3 Aug

Excerpts from an article by a novelist who writes much and well on money at the London Review of Books–echoes in the Land of Trump? Brexit Blues John Lanchester is the author, most recently, …

Source: Mark Collins – Brexit and Abandoned English White Workers (The Donald?)

Mark Collins – RAND on War Between the Dragon and the Eagle

2 Aug

Further to these posts, Chinese Threat to US Navy/Would US Dare Attack Mainland? Making the Case For the Eagle’s Carriers vs the Dragon: NOT USAF “Officers Give New Details for F-35 in War With Chi…

Source: Mark Collins – RAND on War Between the Dragon and the Eagle

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 – The Dragon’s Squelching Foreign Criticism, Kowtow Section

29 Jul

A useful reminder of how the Chicoms operate–at the Washington Post: The West kowtows to China through self-censorship Teng Biao is a human rights lawyer and a visiting fellow at New York Uni…

Source: Mark Collins – The Dragon’s Squelching Foreign Criticism, Kowtow Section