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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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Tag Archives: Chatham House
Yesterday, in Brussels, the British Chancellor, George Osborne, delayed his flight back to Blighty to berate his European counterparts for becoming bogged down in a pointless debate about an EU wide transaction tax rather than taking practical action to save … Continue reading
Yesterday, I escaped the usual Monday morning rigours to attend a one day conference at Chatham House on the economics of the Arab Spring. Core to the conference was the thesis that despite the region’s political transformations addressing political grievances … Continue reading
Before you ask, yes, I had a good summer break – a break from work, email, i-phone, TV and texts. The isolated splendor of riding through the Weald of Kent meant I missed out on the summer disturbances that blighted … Continue reading
This week’s photo essay captures President Obama’s State of the Union address. I listened to the speech after having just read an article in the Chatham House journal, International Affairs, from Stefan Halper a resident scholar at Cambridge University and … Continue reading
2011 is slated to be an important crossroads in the Middle East peace process in view of the anticipated completion of the Palestinian National Authority’s two-year plan for Palestinian state building by August next year, and the subsequent expiry of … Continue reading