Tag Archives: Russia

Mark Collins – The Bear and the North American Arctic: Not Really to Worry (for now)

13 Oct

Further to this 2015 post, Arctic Tensions Not Really About the Region but Relations With Russia No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters some sensible words from an American at War on t…

Source: Mark Collins – The Bear and the North American Arctic: Not Really to Worry (for now)

Mark Collins – Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution in Action

11 Oct

You can’t make this stuff up–couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.  A tweet: More on Venezuela. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Insti…

Source: Mark Collins – Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution in Action

Mark Collins – Syria: Russia Threatening Nuclear “De-Escalation”? NATO?

11 Oct

Further to this post, Syria: POTUS be Prudent vs Assad and Bad Vlad we now see this: Russia’s top spin doctor in nuclear warning Russian state TV host Dmitry Kiselyov [more here] has a reputa…

Source: Mark Collins – Syria: Russia Threatening Nuclear “De-Escalation”? NATO?

Mark Collins – History Counter-Factual: No 1917 Lenin Train Ride, No WW II

7 Oct

Further to this post, Wilson, World War I and Counter-Factuals: No Third Reich, No Soviet Union but… It’s clear, with a century of hindsight, what a Europe without Wilson and his Fourteen Points wo…

Source: Mark Collins – History Counter-Factual: No 1917 Lenin Train Ride, No WW II

Mark Collins – Syria: POTUS be Prudent vs Assad and Bad Vlad

4 Oct

While I have often been sceptical about President Obama’s handling of international matters, and awful as things are in Syria and as great the moral outrage, I not think this is the time to d…

Source: Mark Collins – Syria: POTUS be Prudent vs Assad and Bad Vlad

Mark Collins – Canada Should Just Say “Yes” to Missile Defence, Cont’d (plus Russian cruise missile threat)

29 Sep

Further to these posts, Canada Should Just Say “Yes” to Missile Defence, North Korea in Mind A retired Canadian diplomat, most recently our government’s political adviser to NORAD’s (and US NORTHCO…

Source: Mark Collins – Canada Should Just Say “Yes” to Missile Defence, Cont’d (plus Russian cruise missile threat)

Mark Collins – US House Committee’s Bipartisan Damning of Edward Snowden

20 Sep

That nerdy self-made martyr (Hollywood version here) was the opposite of snow-white and “No Whistleblower”–read all about it at Milnet.ca. Oddly enough there has been almost zero …

Source: Mark Collins – US House Committee’s Bipartisan Damning of Edward Snowden

Mark Collins – 455 Canadian Troops to Latvia with NATO Spring 2017–Italians Too?

19 Sep

Further to this July post, NATO in Latvia: 450 Canadian Army Troops, HQ, Six CF-18s (sometimes) we see some good digging in the Latvian media early Sept. 16 by milnews.ca at Milnet.ca (our media no…

Source: Mark Collins – 455 Canadian Troops to Latvia with NATO Spring 2017–Italians Too?

Mark Collins – Eagle’s India Full Court Press (unhappy Paks)

30 Aug

Further to these posts: US SecDef Carter in India Pushing Military Cooperation (note link at last para–tous azimuts) Indian PM Modi in Washington–Goes for Defence Cooperation the SecDef and t…

Source: Mark Collins – Eagle’s India Full Court Press (unhappy Paks)

Mark Collins – Turkey into Syria vs ISIS and Kurds; Chinese Military Help to Assad

25 Aug

Further to this post, Turkey Update: EU, US, ISIS, Syria (Kurds), Israel President Erdogan certainly is asserting himself–at MILNEWS.ca(China at end, Putin must be pleased about their help bu…

Source: Mark Collins – Turkey into Syria vs ISIS and Kurds; Chinese Military Help to Assad