About this blog
Welcome to my blog - I'm Charles Reed and I advise the Church of England on foreign policy issues.
This blog covers a variety of topics from US foreign policy to European politics and the Middle East - and whatever else happens to be in the news or catch my attention.
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Monthly Archives: October 2010
For the last two days I’ve been participating in an expert seminar here in London on the arms trade. Its been a welcome break from trying to make sense of last week’s Strategic Defence Review. The seminar is the latest in … Continue reading
David Cameron will be in Brussels today and tomorrow for a meeting of the European Council. The European Council is the EU’s key strategic decision-making body. It comprises the 27 heads of government of the EU’s member states. Economic governance … Continue reading
Next Tuesday, 2 November, America goes to the polls. America won’t be electing a new President but the results of the mid-term elections to Congress and Senate will significantly shape the next two years of the Obama Administration. With Obama’s … Continue reading
This is the second in a series of posts on the Comprehensive Spending Round and the Strategic Defence and Security Review. The cumulative aim of these posts is to try to unpack what last week’s announcements tells us about Britain’s … Continue reading
Which ever way you look at it this has been a pretty momentous week in British politics. The Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) will re-shape our undertanding of the role of the state for generations to come. This week also saw the conclusions … Continue reading