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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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Category Archives: Human Rights
The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, launched today the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2011 Human Rights and Democracy Report. Weighing in at 388 pages it’s a meaty affair. Even though I don’t agree with everything in the Report, the Report’s very … Continue reading
Which ever way you look at it the disproportionate use of force over the weekend against peaceful demonstrators in Cairo is alarming and disconcerting, but we should be wary of seeing the recent disturbances as the start of some Iraqi … Continue reading
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabo’s visit to Britain has once again raised debate as to the appropriate relationship between trade and human rights? After signing a trade agreement worth £1.4bn today, the Prime Minister rejected suggestions there was a “trade-off” between … Continue reading