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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Tag Archives: American Foreign Policy
Why has the pro-democracy protests in Egypt and elsewhere received such muted support from the West? Sarkozy got it wrong in Tunisia and the EU looks like its going to drop the ball in Egypt. By the time the EU … Continue reading
I’ve always seen Times Square, nicknamed the Crossroads of the World, as one of the iconic world landmarks and a symbol of New York City and the United States. Times Square, as in this photo, is perpetually lit up with illuminated signs that … Continue reading
Last Wednesday the Obama administration recognised publicly that attempts to bribe the Israeli government into agreeing a 90-day settlement freeze to resume talks with Palestinians had failed. So, one week on where do we go from here? Should we follow … Continue reading
With Christmas fast approaching, here is a political riddle that you probably won’t find in your Christmas day cracker. Question: What do the Middle East Peace Process and the attempts to resolve the escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula have … Continue reading
The international media reaction to these MidTerm elections is strikingly different in tone to the coverage that followed the last MidTerm elections in 2006. In November 2006 The Guardian called the Democratic assumption of control over the House and Senate … 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