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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: David Cameron
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
This week’s photo essay takes us back a year to the press conference in the gardens of No 10 where David Cameron and Nick Clegg launched the Coalition Government. One year on what are we to make of the … Continue reading
Last night the United Nations Security Council passed a robust and far reaching Resolution in response to the situation in Libya. Whatever happens from here this is an important moment in the life of the United Nations. There is no … Continue reading
After a long and difficult European summit in Brussels last Friday, where any mention of No Fly Zones was written out of the final script, the Prime Minister faced yesterday an equally sceptical and concerned House of Commons. William Hague … Continue reading
Which ever way you look at it, the Government has been a having a pretty tough time developing a coherent approach to the unfolding events in the Middle East. Each time the government attempts to get ahead of the curve … Continue reading
With Colonel Gaddafi struggling violently to cling to power in Libya, this photo is one that Tony Blair would dearly love to see consigned to a card board box in the attic. The picture captures Blair’s controversial visit to Libya … Continue reading
Last week’s visit to Brussels gave me the opportunity to explore non-British attitudes to the EU Referendum Bill that is currently being debated by Parliament. It takes a brave man to mention this Bill in the hallowed corridors of the … Continue reading
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
To date I’ve always thought that the Coalition government’s European Union Bill amounted to nothing more than a bit of red meat thrown to the Europhobes to keep them happy or distracted following the debacle over the Lisbon Treaty. So distracted Cameron … Continue reading