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: Catherine Ashton
Next Friday, 1 April, Peers will spend the whole day debating recent events in Libya and the wider Middle East. It is my job to ensure that those bishops taking part in this debate are properly briefed. Whether they use that briefing … Continue reading
Writing about Europe can seriously damage your blog stats. The exception is if you write about the EU and its reluctance to robustly defend the persecuted Church in the Middle East, in which case your stats rise significantly. Well, that … Continue reading
The Daily Telegraph ran a story today on the question of religious freedom in the Middle East and the failure of EU foreign ministers to condemn the sectarian attacks over the Christmas period that targeted Christians in Iraq and Egypt. … 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