Tag Archives: Foreign Policy

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 – Can Canada Reach a Real Cyber Deal With China?

27 Sep

Good reporting by Colin Freeze at the Globe and Mail: Canada, China to discuss accord on cybersecurity Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has directed his top security officials to discuss a cyber accor…

Source: Mark Collins – Can Canada Reach a Real Cyber Deal With China?

Mark Collins – The Dragon and the Beaver: Ottawa in Cloud Cuckoo Land

26 Sep

The start and end of a Globe and Mail editorial (the paper is being seriously realistic about the Chicoms–see links near end of the post): Here’s the question that should occur to you as you …

Source: Mark Collins – The Dragon and the Beaver: Ottawa in Cloud Cuckoo Land

Mark Collins – Mr Trudeau (fils) Goes to China: Norman Spector Reacts

19 Sep

Further to this post (note “Comments” on Kevin Garratt case), The Definitive Dragon Trying to Devour Canada Post a couple of barbed tweets by one of Canada’s most acute spectators…

Source: Mark Collins – Mr Trudeau (fils) Goes to China: Norman Spector Reacts

Mark Collins – The 2003 Iraq Invasion and the Decline of the UK Foreign Office

19 Sep

Further to this post (note second comment), UK Internal Diplomacy Pre-Iraq Invasion 2003 a letter at the London Review of Books: Failures at the Foreign Office I was employed by the Foreign and Com…

Source: Mark Collins – The 2003 Iraq Invasion and the Decline of the UK Foreign Office

Mark Collins – The Definitive Dragon Trying to Devour Canada Post

30 Aug

Further to these posts, Up-Sucking to the Dragon While Beijing Tries to Devour Canada, Part 2 NY Times Notices: Dragon Devouring Canadian Chinese Media a Globe and Mail cartoon is worth a thousand …

Source: Mark Collins – The Definitive Dragon Trying to Devour Canada Post

Mark Collins – UN Peace Support Operations: Canada’s Back! (into Africa and…)

27 Aug

Further to this post, Yes, Canadian Forces into Africa: Where, When, How Many? Really Peacekeeping? we now know numbers (including police) and money but not yet where or when. It is clear that Afri…

Source: Mark Collins – UN Peace Support Operations: Canada’s Back! (into Africa and…)

Mark Collins – Up-Sucking to the Dragon While Beijing Tries to Devour Canada, Part 2

25 Aug

Further to this post, this headline says it all: China doesn’t give a damn what Canada thinks Our supposed clout in Beijing is little more than a diplomat’s fantasy Bang bleeding on. Mark Col…

Source: Mark Collins – Up-Sucking to the Dragon While Beijing Tries to Devour Canada, Part 2

Mark Collins – Up-Sucking to the Dragon While Beijing Tries to Devour Canada

18 Aug

Terrible Terry Glavin unleashes his keyboard’s wrath on our political and business elites: Canada’s servile relationship with China More from Terry Glavin It’s pathetic, really…Canada’s…

Source: Mark Collins – Up-Sucking to the Dragon While Beijing Tries to Devour Canada

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?