Tag Archives: Iran

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

Mark Collins – Let’s Not Be Beastly to an Afghan-Canadian Cabinet Minister

27 Sep

A retired senior Canadian diplomat makes a heart-felt case: Monsef’s place of birth shouldn’t have ‘serious consequences’ Ferry de Kerckhove is a Former high commissioner of Canada to Pakistan [now…

Source: Mark Collins – Let’s Not Be Beastly to an Afghan-Canadian Cabinet Minister

Mark Collins – Homa Hoodfar, or, the Iran the Canadian Government Wants to Engage

26 Sep

First the case of the Iranian-Canadian (also Irish) professor imprisoned in Iran: …A renowned anthropologist, Professor Hoodfar has published widely on gender and development, Islamic family …

Source: Mark Collins – Homa Hoodfar, or, the Iran the Canadian Government Wants to Engage

Mark Collins – US Treasury OKs Boeing, Airbus Airliner Sales to Iran (nothing for Bombardier)

22 Sep

Big commercial fruits of the nuclear deal look like coming through for some as POTUS gambles on the Iranian “moderates” (see end of quote below): The United States on Wednesday [Sept. 2…

Source: Mark Collins – US Treasury OKs Boeing, Airbus Airliner Sales to Iran (nothing for Bombardier)

Mark Collins – “A Peek into French Signals Intelligence”–with a Canada/CSE Angle

16 Sep

Very interesting, will our media notice what’s at 2.? France’s former top SIGINT spy confirms an advanced persistent threat and muses about a merger with German intelligence [the foreign inte…

Source: Mark Collins – “A Peek into French Signals Intelligence”–with a Canada/CSE Angle

Mark Collins – Syria Update: Bomb, Bomb, Bomb by Russia (help from Iran) and Assad

18 Aug

The Moscow-Damascus-Tehran axis continues to flex muscles (with help from Baghdad which is permitting Russian bombing overflights to Syra). Two at Defense One’s “D-Brief”: August …

Source: Mark Collins – Syria Update: Bomb, Bomb, Bomb by Russia (help from Iran) and Assad

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?