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: China
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
With the death of Osama bin Laden dominating the news it would have been all too easy to have used this week’s photo essay to explore the events resulting in his death and the implications of his demise. Instead the … 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
Writing from the embassy in Seoul, Martin Uden, Britain’s Ambassador to South Korea, captures beautifully in his blog the bizarre and disturbing events of recent days. 22 November started like any other day for the Ambassador but it ended with the … Continue reading