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

Mark Collins – “The fall of Aleppo shows us exactly what we have become”

15 Dec

Terrible Terry Glavin roars his rage; amongst other things he excoriates feckless and irrelevant Canadian word-mongering at the UN General Assembly–an excerpt: … The truth of it is we’d…

Source: Mark Collins – “The fall of Aleppo shows us exactly what we have become”

Mark Collins – PM Justin Trudeau Makes Foreign Policy’s “leading global thinkers of 2016”

13 Dec

I guess the world does need more Canada; who’d a thunk him, eh?  The prime minister is in “the decision-makers”.  I didn’t notice any Canadians in the other categories. Mark…

Source: Mark Collins – PM Justin Trudeau Makes Foreign Policy’s “leading global thinkers of 2016”

Mark Collins – SNAFU, or, Canadian Defence Procurement

13 Dec

The start and end of a book review by Matthew Fisher, a rare Canadian journalist who is actually interested in matters military and has a real understanding of them–and note the deleterious r…

Source: Mark Collins – SNAFU, or, Canadian Defence Procurement

Mark Collins – Sublime Erdogan the Magnificent vs the Kurds (plus ISIS/Syria)

12 Dec

This murderous terrorism, Istanbul bombing: Terror attack death toll rises to 38 including 30 police as officials accuse PKK PKK blamed for attack which is the latest in an escalating scale of viol…

Source: Mark Collins – Sublime Erdogan the Magnificent vs the Kurds (plus ISIS/Syria)

Mark Collins – The Foreign Office in 1985 (and the Trans-Siberian)

12 Dec

The start of a piece by Simon Winchester in the NY Times Book Review: Thirty-one years ago, while on a railway journey between London and Hong Kong, I stopped off in Mongolia and to a briefly illus…

Source: Mark Collins – The Foreign Office in 1985 (and the Trans-Siberian)

Mark Collins – Trump, Russia, NATO and…German Nukes?

12 Dec

Possible disturbing fall-out (pun intended) from The Donald’s election–guess how the Russkies would react to the prospect of Germans with their own, not dual-key American, nuclear weapo…

Source: Mark Collins – Trump, Russia, NATO and…German Nukes?