Tag Archives: Iraq

Mark Collins – Syria/Iraq Update: ISIS, Raqqa, Kurds…and Turkey, Plus Mosul

8 Nov

Further to this post, Sublime Erdogan the Magnficent Pushing his Syria/Iraq Turkish Delight the latest on the explosive ex-Ottoman mixture at the invaluable MILNEWS.ca: … “US Expects Anti-Dae…

Source: Mark Collins – Syria/Iraq Update: ISIS, Raqqa, Kurds…and Turkey, Plus Mosul

Mark Collins – Sublime Erdogan the Magnficent Pushing his Syria/Iraq Turkish Delight

28 Oct

The ever more maximum president is certainly making things difficult for POTUS and many others: Erdogan reasserts Turkey’s role in wars in Syria and Iraq Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said…

Source: Mark Collins – Sublime Erdogan the Magnficent Pushing his Syria/Iraq Turkish Delight

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 – 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 – 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 – Who’s Doing What in Anti-ISIS Coalition?

31 Aug

Compare our effort with others’, listing starts at p. 10 PDF at link below–at Foreign Policy’s “Situation Report”: … Crib sheet. Here’s a very handy little repor…

Source: Mark Collins – Who’s Doing What in Anti-ISIS Coalition?

Mark Collins – “Part 2: Interview with Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of [Canadian] defence staff”

29 Aug

At Vanguard magazine, with a link to Part 1–interesting (curious?) that there is no specific mention of either NATO or NORAD. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canad…

Source: Mark Collins – “Part 2: Interview with Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of [Canadian] defence staff”