And still another ship proposal

There is a very interesting thread over on which begins with a post by Chris Pook, who often comments here, too, in which he wonders if we should not have a new ship conversion projects (à la converting the Asterix into a useful fleet support ship) to provide us with an 'Afloat Support Base' or … Continue reading And still another ship proposal

Another step down the Cold War 2.0 path

I see, in an article in the Globe and Mail, that "President Donald Trump said Saturday he will pull the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because Russia has violated the agreement, but he provided no details on the violations ... [and] ... The 1987 pact, which helps protect the security of the U.S. … Continue reading Another step down the Cold War 2.0 path

Very interesting …

There is a very interesting article in the South China Morning Post which says that "While the eyes of the world have been on the strategic tussle between Beijing and Washington in the South China Sea, Chinese scientists, with the help of the Canadian authorities, have succeeded in positioning four monitoring devices in waters just … Continue reading Very interesting …

More on the Saudi situation

Richard Haas, a distinguished former American diplomat and now President of the Council on Foreign Relations, has written an important opinion piece for the Financial Times which begins by saying "To most objective observers it must surely appear that the Saudi government murdered the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul. But it is … Continue reading More on the Saudi situation