Tag Archives: U.S.

Mark Collins – Big Dragon “Yikes!”–From 2010 to 2020 “China is set to nearly double its military spending…”

15 Dec

This should sure get the attention of PEOTUS Trump–the rest of the headline: …as an arms race heats up in Asia. China’s defense spending will balloon to $233 billion in 2020, up f…

Source: Mark Collins – Big Dragon “Yikes!”–From 2010 to 2020 “China is set to nearly double its military spending…”

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 – South China Sea Update: Vietnam Building; Philippines Smacking US

8 Dec

Two stories: 1) Exclusive: Risking Beijing’s ire, Vietnam begins dredging on South China Sea reef … 2) Manila says will not help US on patrols in South China Sea So the US and Vietnam a…

Source: Mark Collins – South China Sea Update: Vietnam Building; Philippines Smacking US

Mark Collins – International Arms Trade: Look Ma! No Canada

6 Dec

A tweet: Brits rather punching above their weight. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

Source: Mark Collins – International Arms Trade: Look Ma! No Canada

Mark Collins – Trump vs Trade: CPP Instead of TPP?

21 Nov

That’s the China-Pacific Partnership–a NY Times story on important talks with little public profile: China’s Influence Grows in Ashes of Trans-Pacific Trade Pact A toxic political war o…

Source: Mark Collins – Trump vs Trade: CPP Instead of TPP?

Mark Collins – Chicom State-Owned Firms’ Investment in US: a Good Thing?

18 Nov

An American government body has its doubts–music to president-elect Trump’s ears? Might our government think very hard about what sorts of Dragon investment in Canada might come under t…

Source: Mark Collins – Chicom State-Owned Firms’ Investment in US: a Good Thing?

Mark Collins – Trump Transition: National Security/Foreign Policy

16 Nov

Leaks, rumour, speculation–at Foreign Policy: SitRep: Huge Changes in Trump NatSec Team; Pentagon Pick Likely This Week Big day. Tuesday [Nov. 15] was a quite a day in the transition effort o…

Source: Mark Collins – Trump Transition: National Security/Foreign Policy